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"Space Jam" is the title track for the 1996 film of the same name. It is also a major meme on the SiIvaGunner channel.

Overview

Space Jam[1][2] is a 1996 film starring professional basketball player Michael Jordan and the main cast of the Looney Tunes franchise that combines live-action and animation as they face off against the extraterrestrial Monstars in a game of basketball in order to remain on the Tune's world or the Monstars will send them to Moron Mountain. Despite not being regarded as a good film, it became a cult hit thanks to its ridiculous premise and is still fondly remembered today. The film soundtrack's title track, "Space Jam", was performed by the Quad City DJ's and was released as a single in December 1996.

Starting in 2004 (one year after the release of Back in Action), the "Space Jam" theme would start to be used in memes,[3] starting with a mashup of it and the chiptune "Funky Stars" by Quazar, in a tribute to the wrestler Randy Savage. In the beginning, "Funky Stars" was heavily associated with "Space Jam", and most derivatives involved the two being used together, rather than just "Space Jam". This would gradually become less of the case, culminating in the 2008 fan-game Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. This game used the "Funky Stars" mashup as its main theme, and is significant for associating Charles Barkley with the Space Jam theme, which would fully morph the meme into its current shape.

"Space Jam" has since grown to become a significant part of mashup culture, for example /r/Mashups becoming "Space Jam"-themed as an April Fools' joke.[citation needed] The film received a 2021 standalone sequel, titled Space Jam: A New Legacy, which focuses on more recent basketball star LeBron James teaming up with the Tunes to get his son back from a evil A.I. Quad City DJ's were seemingly going to return to make a new theme song for it, though this never came to fruition.[4][5]

Rips

See also: Category:Rips featuring Space Jam

On the SiIvaGunner channel, "Space Jam" is one of the most frequently-used songs in rips. However, even since the early days of the channel, "Space Jam" mashups have been treated as a cliché by the SiIvaGunner team due to how easy they are to make. As such, it would appear almost exclusively in two kinds of rips: medley rips, and rips of songs not in the common 4/4 time signature (the latter being noted in the rip "Main Theme - Superman 64").

It would make some solo appearances, however. The most notable of these solo appearances are intentionally unsynced mashups, as an ironic way to mock the tiredness of the "Space Jam" meme. On many Space Jam solo rips, the image displayed in the video will have Charles Barkley's head crudely superimposed on any visible characters and words replaced with Space Jam-relevant terms (for example, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure would become "BARKLEY'S BizarreSLAMventure", and Deltarune would become "Deltaslam!").

In 2021, the Space Jam Charity SLAM! charity livestream, which included 285 brand new "Space Jam" mashups, was held on the SiIvaGunner channel. From July 24th to August 28th of that year, weekly SLAM!turday events occurred to give these mashups individual rip uploads. In a stark departure from previous usage of the meme, these are almost entirely solo appearances of "Space Jam" and are, with rare exceptions, not bad for the sake of irony, though whether this will affect its usage outside of SLAM!turday events remains to be seen.

The song is also represented in lore through Barkley's appearance as part of the Rapper's Union within The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis.

Lyrics

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[Hook]
Everybody get up it's time to slam now
We got a real jam goin' down
Welcome to the Space Jam
Here's your chance, do your dance at the Space Jam
Alright....

Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam
Come on and slam, if you wanna jam

[Verse 1]
Hey you, whatcha gonna do
Hey you, whatcha gonna do
Hey you, whatcha gonna do
Hey you, whatcha gonna do
Party people in the house let's go
It's your boy "Jay Ski" a'ight so
Pass that thing and watch me flex
Behind my back, you know what's next
To the jam, all in your face
Wassup, just feel the bass
Drop it, rock it, down the room
Shake it, quake it, space KABOOM... Just
Work that body, work that body
Make sure you don't hurt no body
Get wild and lose your mind
Take this thing into over-time
Hey DJ, TURN IT UP
QCD gon' burn it up
C'mon y'all get on the floor
So hey, let's go a'ight

[Hook]

[Bridge]
Wave your hands in the air if you feel fine
We're gonna take it into overtime
Welcome to the Space Jam
Here's your chance, do your dance at the Space Jam
Alright...

[Verse 2]
C'mon it's time to get hype say Whoop (there it is!)
C'mon all the fellas say Whoop (there it is!)
C'mon one time for the ladies say Whoop (there it is!)
Now all the fellas say Whoop (there it is!)
C'mon and run, baby run
C'mon, c'mon, do it, run baby run
Yeah, you wanna hoop...so shoot, baby shoot
C'mon and slam, and welcome to the jam
C'mon and slam, if you wanna jam
C'mon and slam, and welcome to the jam
C'mon and slam, if you wanna jam
Slam, Bam, thank you ma'am
Get on the floor and jam
If you see me on the microphone
Girl you got me in a zone
(Move) C'mon, c'mon and start the game
(Move) Break it down, tell me your name
We the team, I'm the coach
Let's dance all night from coast to coast
Just slide, from left to right
Just slide, yourself the night
You see me, drop the bass
3-1-1 all in your face
Jam on it, let's have some fun
Jam on it, One on One
You run the "O" and I run the "D"
So c'mon baby just jam for me

[Hook]

[Bridge]

[Verse 3]
Hey ladies! (Yeah!)
Y'all ready to stop? (No!)
Y'all wanna know why? (Why?)
'Cause it's a Slam Jam!

Fellas! (Yeah)
Y'all ready to stop? (No!)
Y'all wanna know why? (Why?)
It's time to Slam Jam!

[Hook]

[Bridge]

[Verse 4]
C'mon, everybody say "Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah"
C'mon, c'mon let me hear you say "Hey ey ey O"
C'mon, c'mon everybody "Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah"
Just take the time to say "Hey ey ey O"
Check it out, Check it out
Y'all ready for this? (You know it!)
Nah...y'all ain't ready!
Y'all ready for this? (You know it!)
C'mon check it out, Y'all ready to jam? (You know it!)
Nah... I, I don't think so
Y'all ready to jam? (You know it!)
C'mon

External links

References

  1. "Space Jam" on Wikipedia
  2. "Space Jam" on Know Your Meme
  3. "Slam Remixes (Vs Quad City DJs)" on Know Your Meme
  4. Instagram post by Quad City DJ's
  5. Archive upload by Triple-Q
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