For those of us who came up in the '90s, Space Jam wasn’t just a movie, it was a cultural phenomenon. Spawned from a McDonald’s commercial featuring GOAT Michael Jordan and the enigmatic Bugs Bunny, Space Jam was the culmination of everything that meant anything during the decade: the athletes, the celebrities, the Looney Tunes, and a slamming Jock Jams-leaning soundtrack to back it all up.
In the 20 plus years since the soundtrack was first pressed, the 1996 record has amassed a cult following similar to the film it’s attached to. With iconic tracks by Quad City DJs, Seal, and R. Kelly, comedic interludes by Bugs Bunny and the Monstars, and even overlooked gems by Robin S., D’Angelo, and Monica, the album is stacked from start to finish, with copies currently up on Discogs for hundreds of dollars.
Well, save your money because in honor of Record Store Day on April 22, Atlantic Records is reissuing the classic vinyl at a more reasonable price.
Needless to say, Twitter was literally bugging out.
Revisit the tracklist below and be sure to snag your own copy when it drops April 22.
Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture
1. Seal - Fly Like An Eagle
2. Coolio - The Winner
3. Quad City DJs - Space Jam
4. R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
5. B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, Method Man - Hit Em High (The Monsters Anthem)
6. D'Angelo - I Found My Smile Again
7. Monica - For You I Will
8. Salt N Pepa - Upside Down (Round-N-Round)
9. Robin S. - Givin' U All That I Got
10. Barry White & Chris Rock - Basketball Jones
11. All-4-One - I Turn To You
12. R. Kelly - All Of My Days [ft. Changing Faces and Jay Z]
13. Spin Doctors - That’s The Way (I Like It) [ft. Biz Markie]
14. Bugs Bunny - Buggin’