'The Last Dance' Soundtrack: Where to Find Every Song Featured in ESPN's Michael Jordan Documentary

Throughout the last five weeks, many aspects of The Last Dance earned plaudits. From the behind-the-scenes footage to the range of interviews and the format, ESPN's 10-part documentary chronicling Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls won almost universal praise.

One aspect that stood out for many of the viewers was the soundtrack, which accompanied the show throughout its 10 episodes. Not only does the soundtrack features a wide range of artists, it also spans completely different music genres.

Director Jason Hehir explained the choice of including such an eclectic mix of songs was deliberately done to ensure the soundtrack reflected the decades it covered.

"I think we pretty quickly realized that the best thing was to tell the story with songs from the era," he told The New York Times.

"The entire story of the Bulls for someone like me, who's 43-years-old, is grounded in nostalgia.

"I really wanted to reflect the music of the times in telling the story of the '80s and '90s and the world the Bulls were living in."

From Pearl Jam to Kenny Lattimore, Prince to Beastie Boys and Run DMC to Fatboy Slim, the soundtrack covers a multitude of genres and charts key developments of the U.S. music scene.

"It just seemed that with the rise of the Bulls from obscure NBA team to global symbols of American pop culture and the rise of hip-hop from obscure musical genre to a global symbol of American pop culture, there were direct parallels from 1984 to 1998," Hehir added.

While Hehir selected each song himself, he was helped in the process by Rudy Chung, music supervisor for The Last Dance. Chung explained how the priority for the producers was to find songs that complemented the episodes, as opposed to simply pick the best songs available.

"It wasn't about making a great soundtrack necessarily," he was quoted as saying by The Ringer. "With all these film and TV projects, it's about making the best episodes possible. Music was just one component of that."

The soundtrack is composed of 29 songs, which are listed below, and each of them is available on a Spotify playlist titled "The Last Dance", which features "music from and inspired by The Last Dance."

The playlist features a total of 55 songs including tracks that did not appear in the documentary.

  1. Been Around The World — Puff Daddy ft. Notorious B.I.G. and Mase
  2. Sur Le Boulevard Du Rythm Funky — Soon E MC
  3. I Ain't No Joke — Eric B & Rakim
  4. Sirius — Alan Parsons Project
  5. I'm Bad — LL Cool J
  6. Partyman — Prince
  7. The Maestro — Beastie Boys
  8. Still Not A Player — Big Pun
  9. I Feel Free — Cream
  10. How Ya Like Me Now — Kool Moe Dee
  11. If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) — Nas & Lauryn Hill
  12. The Choice Is Yours — Black Sheep
  13. Be Like Mike — Ira Antelis
  14. I Got It Made — Special Ed
  15. Can I Kick It? — A Tribe Called Quest
  16. Rosa Parks — OutKast
  17. Hip Hop Hooray — Naughty By Nature
  18. Connected — Stereo MCs
  19. Fantastic Voyage — Coolio
  20. The Sounds Of Silence — Swann
  21. Super Bon Bon — Soul Coughing
  22. Down With The King — Run DMC
  23. Step Into A World — KRS-One
  24. Teardrop — Jose Gonzalez
  25. Adagio in D Minor — John Murphy
  26. Days Like This — Kenny Lattimore
  27. Right Here Right Now — Fatboy Slim
  28. Vengeance — Zack Hemsey
  29. Present Tense — Pearl Jam
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Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan holds up the Most Valuable Player trophy which he earned in leading the Eastern Conference to victory in the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden 8 February, 1998. Jordan won his third MVP award by scoring 23 points as the Eastern Conference All-Stars beat the Western Conference 135-114. Tim Clary/AFP/Getty

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