Incredible Soundtrack #20: Space Jam (James Newton Howard)

The music attached to a film creates the environment, I believe, moreso than the literal environment depicted through the visuals…

Considering James Newton Howard composed the score, you would think that I would write about that but alas no. I’m going down nostalgia aisle and I reflect on one of my first soundtrack purchases: Space Jam.

I bought the ex-rental chunky-video-case from a little store in Broseley when I was roughly 14 years old. I hadn’t seen it at the time but – wanting to be cool and hip – I knew I needed to know a film featuring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. At the time, I Ioved the film and – as one of three videos I owned – I watched it many, many times. So much so, that the soundtrack became ingrained in my mind… and so I choose …

3. Space Jam (Quad City DJ’s) – Ridiculously enough, this was the song that I was most excited to listening to again. Happy, happy times.

4. I Believe I Can Fly (R.Kelly) – Unforgettable, and one of those songs that are copied time and time again on X-Factor and [insert crap pseudo-music competition here] shows. Shame that R.Kelly is a perv.

5. Hit ‘Em High (Coolio/B-Real/Busta Rhymes/LL Cool J/Method Man) – Younger Bruv Graham loved this song. And played it too many times and, though he mocks me for knowing the whole of the first verse of Molella and the Outhere Brothers “If you Wanna Party” when I’m sure he knows the full lyric to this… Greeeetings Earthlings ….

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  1. This just made my day. I have an insane amount of nostalgia for Space Jam and its soundtrack. That Quad City DJ's song is, to use the phrase of the times “da bomb.”

    I wanted to collect all the McDonald's Nerdlucks, but of course…my parents had no interest in helping me pursue these lofty goals…

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