Gotham City (song)

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"Gotham City"
Gotham City R. Kelly.jpg
Single by R. Kelly
from the album Batman & Robin soundtrack and R.
Released 1997 (1997)
Format
Recorded 1996
Genre
Length 4:55 (album and single version)
4:40 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"I Believe I Can Fly"
(1996)
"Gotham City"
(1997)
"Half on a Baby"
(1998)

"I Believe I Can Fly"
(1996)
"Gotham City"
(1997)
"Half on a Baby"
(1998)

"Gotham City" is a song by R&B singer R. Kelly based on the fictional city of the same name. It was featured on the soundtrack to the film, Batman & Robin, and reached number nine on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. The music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams. A remix version for the song was released featuring rapper Strings with a video also directed by Williams.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Hype Williams.[1] Kelly is seen driving his motorcycle around New York City in the video, he also passes Time Square. Kelly also drives the Batmobile. The video for the remix is also directed by Hype Williams.[2]

Track listings[edit]

Gotham City
  1. Gotham City [LP Version]
  2. Thank God It's Friday
  3. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) [Radio Version]
  4. Gotham City [Acapella/Music]
Gotham City Remix
  1. Gotham City [LP Version]
  2. Gotham City [Remix]
  3. Gotham City [Acapella/Music]
  4. Gotham City [Instrumental]
  5. Gotham City [Remix Instrumental]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472896/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_dr#directors
  2. ^ http://www.oocities.org/hypepaul/hwvideos.html
  3. ^ "Music & Media: Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved June 21, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved June 22, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Íslenski Listinn NR. 239 Vikuna 18.9. '97 - 25.9. '97" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir. September 19, 1997. p. 22. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. 
  7. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". officialcharts.com. 
  8. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 17, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  10. ^ http://www.soulsystem.it/yend.asp?date=31/12/1997
  11. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (R. Kelly; 'Gotham City')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Kelly, R. – Gotham City". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.