One of the immutable axioms of music: every song sounds great mashed up with the Space Jam song.
I don’t know what it is about the song and its ridiculous beat and rapping by the Quad City DJ’s, most famous otherwise for the song “C’mon and Ride It.” But it’s like lead to an alchemist: it absorbs whatever you surround it with and turns into gold.
A good way to keep up with the thriving world of “mashing things up with the Space Jam song” is to browse http://reddit.com/r/comeonandslam, devoted completely to this fascinating and rewarding field.
These mashups make me smile 100% of the time. Here are ten of my favorites:
Carry On Wayward Slam
Among the most surprising successes. The two blend so perfectly, and this is one of the best editing jobs among any slam jams.
Takes one of the most upbeat pop songs of the 1990’s and manages to make it even peppier. A delight.
Bill Slam the Science Jam
The background chant of “Bill! Bill! Bill!” blends so perfectly with the DJ’s rapping that it almost sounds like the song was designed that way.
My Slam Will Jam On
Well… that was unexpected. If you need proof of the previous cited axiom about how you can mash up the Space Jam song with literally ANY song, here it is.
Slam Me Maybe
One pleasure of the Space Jam mashups are the album covers created to accompany each song. The sight at 0:30 of this video…. can’t get it out of my brain.
What Is Slam? (Baby Don’t Hurt Me)
A great entry in the “wait, are you sure these songs weren’t conceived for the sole purpose of being mashed up together?” category.
Two ridiculous artifacts from the 1990s mashed up = perfection.
Never Gone Slam Your Jam
Not surprising, since it’s on the Internet, multiple people have mashed the Space Jam song up with the Rick Roll song. This is the best version of it.
The Slam Bros. Melee EP
There are two phases in my life: the period before I heard an album consisting of the Space Jam song mashed up with 22 tracks from the Super Smash Bros. Melee soundtrack, and the period after.
Space Space Jam Jam
The Space Jam song mashed up with the Space Jam song. The logical conclusion, I suppose, but I can’t help but feel we may have accidentally torn the fabric of reality with this one.