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
ReleasedNovember 12, 1996
Recorded1996
GenreR&B, hip hop, pop
Length65:16
LabelWarner Sunset Records
Atlantic Records
ProducerR. 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"

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[7] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[8] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[9] Gold 25,000^
Indonesia[9] Gold 35,000
Ireland (IRMA)[9] Gold 7,500^
Japan (RIAJ)[10] Gold 100,000^
Malaysia[9] Platinum 70,000
Netherlands (NVPI)[11] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[9] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[12] Gold 25,000*
Philippines (PARI)[9] Platinum 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[13] Gold 50,000*
Singapore[9] Platinum 10,000
South Africa[9] Gold 15,000
Taiwan[9] Gold 5,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] 6× Platinum 6,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1997". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Space Jam - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Music Canada. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Pride, Dominic (19 July 1997). "Space Jam". Billboard. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Space Jam" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Diverse artiesten – OST Space Jam" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 5 January 2019. Enter OST Space Jam in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  12. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Polish album certifications – Variosu Artists – Space Jam" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Soundtrack – Space Jam". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 January 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Space Jam in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Space Jam". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 January 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.