Jam (song)


Jam (song)

Single infobox
Name = Jam



Artist = Michael Jackson featuring Heavy D
from Album = Dangerous
B-side =
Released = flagicon|US July 1992
flagicon|Europe September 1992
Format = CD single
Recorded = 1991
Genre = R&B/Hip-hop
Length = 5:38
Label = Epic Records
Writer = Michael Jackson, Bruce Swedien, René Moore, Teddy Riley
Producer = Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Bruce Swedian
Chronology = Michael Jackson singles
Last single = "Who Is It"
(1992)
This single = "Jam"
(1992)
Next single = "Heal the World"
(1992)
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Michael Jackson's ""
Background = khaki
Last single = "In the Closet"
(2006)
This single = "Jam"
(2006)
Next single = "Heal the World"
(2006)
Extra tracklisting
Album = Dangerous
Type = studio
prev_track =
prev_no =
this_track = "Jam"
track_no = 1
next_track = "Why You Wanna Trip on Me"
next_no = 2

"Jam" is a song by Michael Jackson from his 1991 album "Dangerous". The single was re-released in 2006 as part of Jackson's "" collection. The rap portion of the song was performed by Heavy D of Heavy D & the Boyz. The music video of the song featured NBA legend Michael Jordan. The song was also featured on the Chicago Bulls' - Jordan's team at that time - 1992 NBA Championship video "Untouchabulls". The song was used as the opening number on Jackson's Dangerous World Tour.

Music video

The music video for "Jam" takes place predominantly in an indoor basketball court, where Jackson teaches basketball legend Michael Jordan how to dance, and in return, Jordan teaches Jackson how to play basketball. Special effects have Jackson throwing a basketball from a window and scoring in the hoop at the opposite end, as well as Jackson scoring by tossing the ball behind him and kicking the ball into the hoop with his heel. The extended versions of the video include Jackson teaching Jordan how to do the physically complicated moonwalk dance technique [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ZGZexsaFo "Jam" music Video @ YouTube] ] . Kris Kross and Heavy D make cameo appearances.

The video is available on the "Dangerous - The Short Films" DVD.

Track listing

Original release

UK single

# "Jam" (7" edit) – 4:05
# "Jam" (Roger's Jeep mix) – 5:54
# "Jam" (Atlanta Techno mix) – 6:06
# "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (Brothers in Rhythm House mix) – 7:40

U.S. single

# "Jam" (Roger's Jeep radio mix) – 3:57
# "Jam" (Silky 7") – 4:17
# "Jam" (Roger's Club mix) – 6:20
# "Jam" (Atlanta Techno mix) – 6:06
# "Rock with You" (Masters at Work remix) – 5:29

Australian single

# "Jam" (Roger's Club mix) – 6:20
# "Jam" (Atlanta Techno Mix) – 6:06
# "Jam" (Teddy's Jam)
# "Jam" (7" Edit)
# "Come Together"
# "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"(Roger's Underground Solution Mix)
# "Jam" (Roger's Jeep Mix)
# "Jam" (E Smoove's Jazzy Jam)

"Visionary" single

;CD side
# "Jam" (7" edit)
# "Jam" (Silky 12" mix)

;DVD side
# "Jam" (Music video)

Charts

Mixes

*Album Version
*7" edit
*7" edit (without rap)
*Radio edit
*Radio edit (without rap)
*MJ's Raw Mix (also named: The A Cappella Mix)
*Percapella
*The Video Mix

Teddy Riley Mixes

*Teddy's Jam
*Teddy's 12" mix

Roger Sanchez Mixes

*Roger's Jeep Mix
*Roger's Jeep Dub
*Roger's Jeep Radio Mix
*Roger's Club Mix
*Roger's Club Dub
*Roger's Club Radio Mix
*Roger's Underground Mix
*Roger's Slam Jam Mix

teve Hurley Mixes

*Silky 7"
*Silky Dub
*Silky 12"

Other Mixes

*Atlanta Techno Mix
*Atlanta Techno Dub
*More Than Enuff Mix
*More Than Enuff Dub
*E-Smoove's Jazzy Jam
*Maurice's Jammin' Dub

Credits

* Music by René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Michael Jackson and Teddy Riley.
* Song and lyrics by Michael Jackson.
* Produced by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley and Bruce Swedien.
* Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley and Dave Way.
* Solo and background vocals by Michael Jackson.
* Arrangement by Michael Jackson, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley and Rene Moore.
* Vocal arrangement by Michael Jackson.
* Rap performed by Heavy D.
* Keyboards: Rene Moore, Teddy Riley, Bruce Swedien and Brad Buxer.
* Synthesizers: Teddy Riley, Rhett Lawrence, Michael Boddicker and Brad Buxer.
* Drums: Teddy Riley and Bruce Swedien.
* Guitar: Teddy Riley.

Trivia

* This song features some similarities to Carnival Night Zone in "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" for the Sega Genesis.

References

Thomas' Lang DVD "Creative Control" includes a track called: "Jumpseat" that has many similarities with the song.


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