I Believe I Can Fly


I Believe I Can Fly

Single infobox |
Name = I Believe I Can Fly


Artist = R. Kelly
from Album = R." and
"
Released = 1996
Format = CD single, cassette single
Recorded = 1996
Genre = 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)"
(1996)
This single = "I Believe I Can Fly"
(1996)
Next single = "Gotham City"
(1997)
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 = 17
Extra tracklisting
Album = Space Jam
Type = soundtrack
prev_track = "Space Jam"
prev_no = 3
next_track = 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 1996 song 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 Carrey also lip syncs it during an early scene in "Fun with Dick and Jane" (2005). Both Katharine McPhee and Anwar Robinson performed 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 1996 movie "Space Jam" it is used to describe Michael Jordan's rise to success in basketball.

In Space

STS-122 crew 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]

Cover Artists

James Ingram performed a cover version of the song on his 1999 album "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 McPhee performed the song in the Top 4 on American Idol Season 5 with mixed reviews.

Charts

References


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