10 Songs That Became More Famous Than Their Movies
8. I Believe I Can Fly - Space Jam
Perhaps it shouldn't really come as a surprise to see the man behind the joyously bizarre 33 part "hip hopera" musical soap Trapped In The Closet enjoying his biggest hit as the theme to a nonsensical 90s family film in which Bugs Bunny plays basketball alongside Michael Jordan and Bill Murray to defeat giant freakish aliens. Even with two decades of success and over 60 million album sales, R&B ballad I Believe I Can Fly is likely to remain R. Kelly's legacy (although the singer can at least be pleased that it won't be the bedroom proclivities of a man who penned Age Ain't Nothing But A Number for his teen bride Aaliyah). The film is a poor relation of the enduring classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit or even the later Looney Tunes Back In Action, neither capturing the manic charm of the Looney Tunes characters, nor convincing of the acting talents of basketball's biggest star. The soundtrack, however, went 6 times platinum. I Believe I Can Fly won three Grammy awards and was nominated for Record Of The Year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIQn8pab8Vc While the film is mostly only remembered by its most hardcore fans, Kelly's song has appeared in countless other movies and TV shows, been performed endlessly on Pop Idol and its spin-offs and successors, and been named as one of Rolling Stone's 500 greatest songs of all time.