- I Believe I Can Fly
Single infobox |
Name = I Believe I Can Fly
from Album = R." and
CD single, cassette single
Recorded = 1996
R&B, gospel, pop, soul
Length = 5:20 (album and single version)
4:40 (radio edit)
Label = Jive
Writer = R. Kelly
Producer = R. Kelly
Certificaition = Platinum (RIAA)
Last single = "
I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)"
This single = "I Believe I Can Fly"
Next single = "Gotham City"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = R
Type = studio
prev_track = "What I Feel/Issues"
prev_no = 16
this_track = "
I Believe I Can Fly"
track_no = 17Extra tracklisting
Album = Space Jam
Type = soundtrack
prev_track = "Space Jam"
prev_no = 3
Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)
next_no = 5
this_track = "
I Believe I Can Fly"
track_no = 4
"I Believe I Can Fly" is a
1996song by R&B singer R. Kelly. The song was produced and performed by R. Kelly, but written and arranged by a ghost writer. It was the theme song of the movie " Space Jam".
The song was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the R&B Singles chart, and number #1 on the UK charts. The song can be heard on his 1998 album "R". "I Believe I Can Fly" has also won 3 Grammys, and ranked #406 on
Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song has been covered by
Yolanda Adams, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Ruth Brown, James Ingram, and Bianca Ryan. Jim Carreyalso lip syncs it during an early scene in " Fun with Dick and Jane" (2005). Both Katharine McPheeand Anwar Robinsonperformed this song on " American Idol". There is also an extended edition to the song
In "Space Jam"
"I Believe I Can Fly" is the principal song from the
1996movie " Space Jam" it is used to describe Michael Jordan's rise to success in basketball.
STS-122crew heard this song on flight day 10 as a wake up call .Cite web|url=http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/gallery/audio/shuttle/sts-122/html/ndxpage1.html|title=STS-122 Wakeup Calls|accessyear=2008|accessmonthday=February 16|publisher=NASA|year=2008|author=NASA]
James Ingramperformed a cover version of the song on his 1999album "Forever More (Love Songs, Hits and Duets)"
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes performed a punk-rock version of "I Believe I Can Fly" on their 2003 album "
Take a Break". The band performed the cover on national television on the 2003 Halloween episode of " Jimmy Kimmel Live". [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiAkZHoQFq4 Me First and the Gimme Gimmes perform "I Believe I Can Fly."] " Jimmy Kimmel Live" via YouTube. October 31, 2003. Last accessed March 12, 2008.] Katharine McPheeperformed the song in the Top 4 on American IdolSeason 5 with mixed reviews.
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