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, Atlantic
Producer
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 11, 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. "Fly Like an Eagle" by Seal was first released on the soundtrack.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]

The soundtrack peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. It was certified double platinum in January 1997. In 2001, the soundtrack was certified 6x Platinum.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Fly Like an Eagle" (Seal)Steven MillerSeal Samuel, Rashad 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 BryantMcGowan5:07
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 and Method Man)Louis Freese, Trevor Smith Jr., Ivey, James Smith, Clifford Smith, Jean-Claude Olivier, Samuel BarnesThe Trackmasters4:18
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 Smith, Armando Colon4:17
9."Givin' U All That I've Got" (Robin S.)Robin Stone, Todd TerryTerry4:04
10."Basketball Jones" (Barry White and Chris Rock)Thomas Chong, Richard MarinLou Adler, Jamey Jaz5:40
11."I Turn to You" (All-4-One)WarrenJames Harris III and Terry Lewis4:53
12."All of My Days (*)" (Changing Faces featuring R. Kelly and Jay-Z)Kelly, Shawn Corey CarterKelly4:02
13."That's the Way (I Like It)" (Spin Doctors featuring Biz Markie)Harry Wayne Casey, Richard FinchDaniel Kortchmar, Peter Denenber, Rashad Smith3:50
14."Buggin' (*)" (Bugs Bunny)Carter, James Newton HowardDominique Trenier, Dominique Owen4:15
Total length:65:16

(*) 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: No. 27 UK; No. 2 NZ; No. 4 US
"I Believe I Can Fly"
  • Performed by: R. Kelly
  • Released: November 26, 1996
  • Formats: CD, cassette
  • Chart positions: No. 1 UK; No. 1 NZ; No. 2 US
"Space Jam"
  • Performed by: Quad City DJ's
  • Released: December 3, 1996
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: No. 24 NZ; No. 37 US; No. 57 UK
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
"Fly Like an Eagle"
  • Performed by: Seal
  • Released: February 10, 1997
  • Formats: CD
  • Chart positions: No. 10 US; No. 13 UK; No. 61 GER
"I Turn to You"

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[30] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[31] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[32] Gold 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[33] Gold 50,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[34] Gold 25,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[35] Gold 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[36] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[38] 6× Platinum 6,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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