The original soundtrack CD includes the Academy Award-nominated "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr., plus hits from The Bus Boys, The Thompson Twins, Air Supply, Laura Brannigan, and other artists whose songs appear in the film. It also contains two selections from Elmer Bernstein's amazing score for the film. It was newly remastered on CD in Feb 2006 to sound even better!
The following song tracks were featured in Ghostbusters
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.Cleanin' Up the Town - The BusboysSavin' the Day - SoundtrackIn the Name of Love - Thompson TwinsI Can Wait Forever - Air SupplyHot Night - Laura BraniganMagic - Mick SmileyGhostbusters [Instrumental Version] - Ray Parker, Jr.Disco Inferno - The TrammpsGhostbusters [12" Single Remix] - Ray Parker, Jr.Are We Missing Any?Song Trivia
Not long after the "GhostBusters" theme song was released as a single, Ray Parker Jr. & Ivan Reitman found themselves hit with a lawsuit by 80's rock star Huey Lewis, who had originally been approached to write the music for the movie. But after he turned them down, his band & crew could clearly hear the melody of their song "I Want A New Drug" had been pirated by Parker to compose the theme. It was eventually settled out of court, but the "GhostBusters" theme went to #1 on the Billboard charts anyway (Most fans of the film had no idea what had been happening). Either way, "GhostBusters" or "I Want A New Drug" can arguably be considered Huey Lewis's first Top 40 single to hit #1, but was Ray Parker Jr.'s last Top 40 hit, period. Today, Parker remains a hitmaker in the jazz world. -Thanks to C.T. WarrenAdd some more trivia about the songs used in Ghostbusters
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