Ray Parker, Jr. wrote the theme song for the movie Ghostbusters.
He was only given a few days to write the song. One evening he was watching late night television, when he saw a cheap commercial for a business similar to the fictional business in the film. He was inspired to write the song as a “pseudo-advertising jingle that the business could have commissioned as a promotion”.
A music video was also made featuring the song.
The film, Ghostbusters, was released on June 7, 1984 and became a box office hit.
The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 57th Academy Awards but lost to Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You”.
The song has been featured in video games and mentioned in a variety of TV shows.
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