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why wasn't the theme song released as a proper single/video?

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I'm just wondering-- especially after the show became a hit, the song should have just been released as a single, with a full video to it.. I'm not sure why this angle wasn't pursued by Jive..

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Well, while it's done in the tradition of the JJ+FP song, it isn't a song that was promoting an album. Keep in mind that And In This Corner... had relatively lackluster sales. So having them push out a new single right on the heels of that album was probably seen as a dangerous move.

That soundtrack and single was released overseas as a remix titled "Yo! Home To Bel-Air." Since the US is probably the most finicky and critical music audience in the world, I'm guess that's why they only released it overseas.

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