Top Halloween Billboard #3 1984 – Ghostbusters by Ray Parker

1984 – a song popular in this month – Ghostbusters by Ray Parker

This was the theme song for the movie starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver.

Interesting facts about Ghostbusters & Ray Parker

The film’s director Ivan Reitman insisted that the title of the film be in the song, which made Ray Parker Jr. leery of the assignment. Once he started working on it, Parker wrote it in just a few days.

The video featured short appearances by a bunch of random celebrities, including George Wendt, Carly Simon, and John Candy.

This was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song From A Movie. It lost to “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder.

In the 2016 documentary Hired Gun, Ray Parker, Jr. said: “To this day, people ask me, ‘Are you tired of hearing people say, who you gonna call?’ Well, no! It’s like, am I tired of holding the best lotto ticket or the best thing to ever happen? No.”

Huey Lewis sued Parker for plagiarizing the medley to his song “I Want A New Drug” on this track.

This information was provided by Songfacts.com

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