The Top Five Space Jam Remixes.

The 1996 hip-hop classic "Space Jam" by Quad City DJ's needs no introduction, but I will give it one anyway. It was the theme song of the Looney Tunes/NBA film "Space Jam", and it is clearly the most memorable thing from the film. It's a simple song, but it still builds hype like few other songs can. If you go to a basketball game where this isn't played over the PA at some point, that is not a real basketball game.
 
    

  
  In recent years, the internet has done what they are the best at: making a good thing even better. Possibly inspired by the countless Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remixes (see: the internet meme of " Fresh Prince theme song goes with anything"), the internet got cracking on making a HUGE amount of Space Jam (aka "Slam Jam") remixes, mashing up the Quad City DJ's hit with...well, pretty much everything.
 
Not all of the remixes workwell, and it's understandable. Not everyone has the knack for crafting a truly great Space Jam remix. But in the words of Charles Barkley:
"If you can't slam with the best, than jam with the rest."
 
And jam with the rest is what I will do here, by sharing my favorite Space Jam remixes. These will be mostly video game related, since that is what I'm familiar with. Let's kick it off.
 
5. Super Space Jam 64- Space Jam vs. Super Mario 64 
 
  
  
     I have to commend this remix because it is very well edited. Not only were the tracks slowed so they could mesh together well, the creator also chose to omit the female vocal part to keep the overall "flow" of the song going. Great stuff. 
 
4. Cheetahjam- Space Jam vs. Cheetahmen 
 
  
  
 
     One of the most iconic songs from one of the worst video games ever plus Space Jam? Like chocolate and peanut butter.
 
3. Chemical Jam- Space Jam vs. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 
 
  
  
     Short, but sweet. This remix is probably the most heavily inspired by the "Fresh Prince goes with everything" meme, as it takes the popular formula of mashing up a song with a classic Sonic the Hedgehog track. I don't know why, but Sonic the Hedgehog songs lend themselves well to these goofy remixes.
 
2. Marvel vs. Slamcom 3: Victory- Space Jam vs. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 
 
  
  
     This song is a relative newcomer on the Space Jam remix scene, but it has gotten a lot of attention fast because of how amazingly well these songs mash with minimal editing. It has been used  in tournament promo vids and seems to have made a name for itself outside of the Slam Jam circle just for being so well made.
 
1. Viva La Slam- Space Jam vs. Coldplay 
    
  

     This doesn't really fit with the rest of the list, as it is the only Space Jam remix that isn't video game related. However, "Viva La Slam" deserves the #1 spot and the highest praise for being one of the best Space Jam remixes on the internet. It holds the honor of being one of the chosen few that STARTED the entire fad of mashing up Space Jam with random songs.
 
And let's be honest here. If you can make Coldplay sound good, you have done something AMAZING.
 
There you have it, my top 5 favorite Space Jam remixes. There are more of these going onto the internet every day, so who knows? Maybe there's even a top 20 in the future? Top 100? A limited run CD of every single Space Jam remix on Youtube?
 
You know, if someone else does it. That's a lot of work and copyright infringement that I'm not sure I'm willing to go through. Keep on Slamming, my friends.
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Posted by PerfidiousSinn

The 1996 hip-hop classic "Space Jam" by Quad City DJ's needs no introduction, but I will give it one anyway. It was the theme song of the Looney Tunes/NBA film "Space Jam", and it is clearly the most memorable thing from the film. It's a simple song, but it still builds hype like few other songs can. If you go to a basketball game where this isn't played over the PA at some point, that is not a real basketball game.
 
    

  
  In recent years, the internet has done what they are the best at: making a good thing even better. Possibly inspired by the countless Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remixes (see: the internet meme of " Fresh Prince theme song goes with anything"), the internet got cracking on making a HUGE amount of Space Jam (aka "Slam Jam") remixes, mashing up the Quad City DJ's hit with...well, pretty much everything.
 
Not all of the remixes workwell, and it's understandable. Not everyone has the knack for crafting a truly great Space Jam remix. But in the words of Charles Barkley:
"If you can't slam with the best, than jam with the rest."
 
And jam with the rest is what I will do here, by sharing my favorite Space Jam remixes. These will be mostly video game related, since that is what I'm familiar with. Let's kick it off.
 
5. Super Space Jam 64- Space Jam vs. Super Mario 64 
 
  
  
     I have to commend this remix because it is very well edited. Not only were the tracks slowed so they could mesh together well, the creator also chose to omit the female vocal part to keep the overall "flow" of the song going. Great stuff. 
 
4. Cheetahjam- Space Jam vs. Cheetahmen 
 
  
  
 
     One of the most iconic songs from one of the worst video games ever plus Space Jam? Like chocolate and peanut butter.
 
3. Chemical Jam- Space Jam vs. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 
 
  
  
     Short, but sweet. This remix is probably the most heavily inspired by the "Fresh Prince goes with everything" meme, as it takes the popular formula of mashing up a song with a classic Sonic the Hedgehog track. I don't know why, but Sonic the Hedgehog songs lend themselves well to these goofy remixes.
 
2. Marvel vs. Slamcom 3: Victory- Space Jam vs. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 
 
  
  
     This song is a relative newcomer on the Space Jam remix scene, but it has gotten a lot of attention fast because of how amazingly well these songs mash with minimal editing. It has been used  in tournament promo vids and seems to have made a name for itself outside of the Slam Jam circle just for being so well made.
 
1. Viva La Slam- Space Jam vs. Coldplay 
    
  

     This doesn't really fit with the rest of the list, as it is the only Space Jam remix that isn't video game related. However, "Viva La Slam" deserves the #1 spot and the highest praise for being one of the best Space Jam remixes on the internet. It holds the honor of being one of the chosen few that STARTED the entire fad of mashing up Space Jam with random songs.
 
And let's be honest here. If you can make Coldplay sound good, you have done something AMAZING.
 
There you have it, my top 5 favorite Space Jam remixes. There are more of these going onto the internet every day, so who knows? Maybe there's even a top 20 in the future? Top 100? A limited run CD of every single Space Jam remix on Youtube?
 
You know, if someone else does it. That's a lot of work and copyright infringement that I'm not sure I'm willing to go through. Keep on Slamming, my friends.
Posted by EuanDewar

This the best blog post on this site. I'm counting articles in that.

Posted by jorbear

I gotta go with the original.

Can't beat perfection.

Edited by HistoryInRust

@PerfidiousSinn said:

The 1996 hip-hop classic "Space Jam" by Quad City DJ's needs no introduction, but I will give it one anyway. It was the theme song of the Looney Tunes/NBA film "Space Jam", and it is clearly the most memorable thing from the film.

No it isn't. At least not clearly.

There are a lot of memorable takeaways involved with Space Jam.

That Sonic remix is fucking amazing, though.

Posted by RobotHamster

Now I feel like watching Space Jam again.

Posted by McGhee
Posted by Klaimore

I wonder if I can get a copy of it on blue-ray cuz why not!

Posted by HandsomeDead

This thread is gold, Jerry, gold.

Posted by JayDee

all wack. and wtf? the movie itself is clearly the most memorable thing

Posted by Somadude

*slow clap*
Posted by ErikSchroder

Excuse me for bumping, but I thought I'd share this I made a few days ago.

Posted by MikeGosot

  Have fun:

Posted by august

what about
 
  

Edited by ProfessorK

So many to choose from, lets just throw em all together!!!

Posted by SethPhotopoulos
Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish

You people have no heart! How is this not mentioned.. 
  

Posted by stubbleman

Well, now that Ore no Barklimouto is accounted for on here, the only thing left to add is this.

Posted by gelatinabomination

@august: That is truly the best version of the song. Not necessarily a remix, but the world was sorely lacking a chiptune beat underneath Space Jam, and that game delivered.

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Posted by TehFlan

I like Coldplay.

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

Whoa, a ton of new comments on this blog out of nowhere! I don't even know how anyone found this, did you just Google "Space Jam remixes"?

Looking back on it, I should have just made these all video game related because Viva La Slam doesn't really fit despite being incredible. I have a definitive "Top 10 Videogame Space Jam Remixes" list now but I'll hold onto that for a while. Don't wanna spam too much.

I have been saving all the mash-ups I can find on Youtube into playlists and I'm not sure why. But you can check them out!

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Posted by NegativeCero

Space Jam has been playing for the past few on Cartoon Network, so this thread is very appropriate.

Posted by Legendary

The Hokuto No Ken one is probably my favorite of the bunch.

Posted by RecSpec
Snoop Nye the Slam Guy is probably my favorite one ever.  
  
Game related, probably the Super Meat Boy one.