Ghostbusters Theme Returns In Two Flavours.

Ghostbusters Theme Returns In Two Flavours.

The famous Ghostbusters theme song returns to 2016 in two very distinct flavours.

The Ghostbusters are returning to 2016 in an all-new film directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

So far, the film has famously received a huge amount of negative press. This has been primarily due to the fact that a beloved 1980’s classic film is being remade and the horrible sexist comments because the new team are all female.

However, with this new reboot comes a new take on the iconic Ghostbusters theme as originally sung by Ray Parker Jnr.

Here’s a reminder of the original.



Here’s the new 2016 version by Fall Out Boy ft. Missy Elliott.



Originally, I heard this track through my tablet speakers and I wasn’t at all impressed. But now as I write this article, I’m listening again through my earphones and I think it’s really not that bad. But as you can see on the original YouTube page, (at the time of writing) this song has now been seen over 4.5 million times and the opinion is almost equally divided with 75,093 likes to 80,918 dislikes.

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As an alternative choice, several fans have been trying to recreate the newly remixed version that has been used in recent trailers and featurettes but as yet doesn’t seem to be credited to anyone. The following video appears to be the best attempt yet.


How about another take on the tune but this time from four female comedians from Japan. Released by Sony Pictures Japan, the track features Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki as they try to capture some dancing ghosts while showing that their own dance moves could use a little work!



Which one do you like the best? Or maybe you couldn’t care less? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. C’mon man, who yo gonna call?

John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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