"The Last Dance," the Michael Jordan documentary, premiered on Sunday night, and sports fans were glued to the television to relive moments of Jordan's career and see some behind-the-scenes footage for the first time. The first two episodes of the 10 episode series had everyone on Twitter reacting and sharing memes. Fans were also loving the soundtrack to the episodes.
The music earned itself an event spot on Twitter, with enough people talking about it to create a moment on the app. "I Ain't No Joke" by Eric B. & Rakim and "I'm Bad" by LL Cool J were fan favorites.
Music can add a lot to documentaries, movies and videos. A highlight tape with music is a lot more intense than without. The selections by ESPN for this documentary clearly had a positive impact on the series.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions to the music selections:
Real recognize real.
As somebody who’s job it is to edit basketball footage to music.... MAD MAD props to whoever’s decision it was to use I Ain’t No Joke - Eric B and Rakim and I’m Bad - LL Cool J tonight in #TheLastDance ! Absolutely nailed the era and vibe of MJ in his early years! 👌🏽🔥🏀 pic.twitter.com/kDBUpNwm6J— John Lukrofka (@bigjohnNEP) April 20, 2020
People on Twitter called it "next level."
Fans were reminded of their love for these throwback songs.
Kudos to whoever was in charge of selecting the music for these episodes.
The songs were on repeat for many this morning.
I Ain’t No Joke by Eric B and Rakim prolly getting mad plays this AM— soulful flaneur (@PeriwinkleRip) April 20, 2020
Like I said, music can elevate a production, and these songs made people feel like they were there live.
Viewers were dancing around thanks to the exceptional song selection.
There are more episodes to come, and hopefully much more great music included.