Written by Evan Frye
“Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Yes, we can all remember the theme song to the hit movie, but how much do you know about the famous song?
Well, for starters, it was written and performed by Ray Parker Jr. for the movie. He was approached to write the song by the movie’s producers. He was inspired by late-night local TV commercials with catchy jingles. He decided to give the fictional Ghostbusting service their own jingle as the theme song.
It was nominated for the 57th Academy Awards in 1985 for “Best Original Song.” It didn’t win, but the Ghostbuster’s song gives us all the gift of another Halloween Party song, in addition to “Monster Mash” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
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