Space Jam (soundtrack)

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Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
Space Jam Soundtrack Album Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 12, 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, hip hop, pop
Length 65:16
Label Warner Sunset Records
Atlantic Records
Producer R. Kelly
Ken Ross
Craig Kallman
Dominique Trenier
Singles from Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
  1. "Fly Like an Eagle"
    Released: November 21, 1996
  2. "I Believe I Can Fly"
    Released: November 26, 1996
  3. "Space Jam"
    Released: December 3, 1996
  4. "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
    Released: January 7, 1997
  5. "For You I Will"
    Released: February 25, 1997
  6. "I Turn to You"
    Released: June 10, 1997

Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the original soundtrack album of the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes cast. An album featuring the film's score by James Newton Howard was also released. The soundtrack was released by Warner Sunset and Atlantic Records on November 12, 1996. The worldwide smash hit "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly was first released on the soundtrack.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]

The soundtrack peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. It was certified double platinum in January 1997. In 2001, the soundtrack was certified 6x Platinum.[3]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
German Albums Chart[4] 42

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 69

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Fly Like an Eagle" (Seal)Steven MillerSeal Samuel, Rashad Ringo Smith4:15
2."The Winner (*)" (Coolio)Artis Ivey Jr., Brian Dobbs, Curtis MayfieldDobbs4:03
3."Space Jam" (Quad City DJ's)Johnny McGowan
Nathaniel Orange, V Bryant
McGowan5:07
4."I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly)Robert KellyKelly5:20
5."Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, Method Man)Louis Freese, Trevor Smith Jr., Ivey, James Smith & Clifford Smith, Jean-Claude Olivier, Samuel BarnesOliver, Barnes4:18
6."I Found My Smile Again" (D'Angelo)Michael ArcherArcher6:16
7."For You I Will" (Monica)Diane WarrenDavid Foster4:56
8."Upside Down ('Round-N-'Round)" (Salt-N-Pepa)Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Cheryl James, Sandra DentonRashad Ringo Smith, Armando Colon4:17
9."Givin' U All That I've Got" (Robin S.)Robin Stone, Todd TerryTerry4:04
10."Basketball Jones" (Barry White, Chris Rock)Thomas Chong, Richard MarinLou Adler, Jamey Jaz5:40
11."I Turn to You" (All-4-One)Diane WarrenJames Harris III, Terry Lewis4:53
12."All of My Days (*)" (R. Kelly featuring Changing Faces, Jay-Z)Kelly, Shawn CarterKelly4:02
13."That's the Way (I Like It)" (Spin Doctors featuring Biz Markie)Harry Wayne Casey, Richard FinchDaniel Kortchmar, Peter Denenber, Rashad Ringo Smith3:50
14."Buggin' (*)" (Bugs Bunny)Shawn Carter, James Newton HowardDominique Trenier, Dominique Owen4:15
Total length:65:13

(*) Does not appear in the film

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"For You I Will"
  • Performed by: Monica
  • Released: February 25, 1997
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: #27 UK; #2 NZ; #4 US
"I Believe I Can Fly"
  • Performed by: R. Kelly
  • Released: November 26, 1996
  • Formats: CD, cassette
  • Chart positions: #1 UK; #1 NZ; #2 US
"Space Jam"
  • Performed by: Quad City DJ's
  • Released: December 3, 1996
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: #24 NZ; #37 US; #57 UK
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
"Fly Like an Eagle"
  • Performed by: Seal
  • Released: February 10, 1997
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: #10 US; #13 UK; #61 GER
"I Turn to You"

References[edit]

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ "Music Review: 'Space Jam'".
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Searchable Database". Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 24, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.