Song of the Day: Ghostbusters

Today’s song is Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

Dance Pop.
Simple, melodic and sticks in your head like nothing else.

The music video was a surreal oddity of rapid-fire celebrity cameos (it has Danny DeVito and John Candy).

Mmm, if you’ve had a dose of a freaky ghost, baby.

This song is cheesy, but that’s the point. The instrumentation is fantastic though.

Funny when you consider the lawsuit for Hewey Lewis (“I Want A New Drug“, which came out several months before, claiming the melody was stolen, and you can hear why).

Once again, this track led to a goofy mashup (Bustin) by Neil Cicierega.
I consider the loop on that to surpass the original. Also helps that the humor stacks well too.

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