Album of the Day
When the Looney Tunes are challenged to a basketball game by a team of aliens, they turn to legendary player Michael Jordan for an assist in SPACE JAM, a 1996 blockbuster blending live action and animation. The film's soundtrack was also a commercial smash that peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum six times. A steady stream of hit singles fueled its success, including Seal’s cover of the Steve Miller classic “Fly Like An Eagle,” Quad City DJ’s “Space Jam” and “Hit ’Em High (The Monstars’ Anthem),” which featured an all-star team of hip-hop artists: B-Real of Cypress Hill, Coolio, Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. The album delivered even bigger hits with its two Top 5 songs: “For You I Will” by Monica and “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly (the latter track also earned three Grammys). With a new sequel arriving in theaters, SPACE JAM (MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE) has just been reissued as a limited edition double-LP on 180-gram red and black vinyl.