Throwback Thursday ‘Space Jam’ by Quad City DJ’s (1996)
Space Jam: A New Legacy came out last Friday and the whole time I was watching it, I had the original "Space Jam" song by Quad City DJ's in my head.
I knew it had to be the next Throwback Thursday song!
"Space Jam" by Quad City DJ's was actually the third song released from Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture after Seal's cover of "Fly Like An Eagle" and R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly".
Quad City DJ's is a hip-hop group made up of members Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan), C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange), and JeLana LaFleu. They are based out of Jacksonville, Florida, not the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois. The term Quad in the group's name is actually a local slang term for bass.
The group is still together, but with a different lineup. Current members are C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange), Tony WHOA! and Tamara Wallace.
Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture was released in partnership with the movie Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes.
According to Wikipedia, "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."
In case you were wondering, I really enjoyed the new Space Jam movie. I thought it was really clever and had a bunch of fun references to other Warner Brothers franchises, which the pop culture nerd in me enjoyed a lot. I also liked the inclusion of WNBA players!
However, the original Space Jam and the soundtrack will always hold a place in my heart.
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