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The song began its life as a soundtrack to a prison movie. With the help of The Righteous Brothers, Leslie Nielsen, and some strategically molded clay, it became one of history’s greatest love songs.
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The History Behind The 'Ghost' Theme Song
There's plenty to love about Ghost , the 1990 movie starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. But one of the most memorable parts of the film is its theme song, "Unchained Melody." Watch here for five facts about the iconic Ghost theme.
- Everyone saw the movie Ghost in the 1990s
- The Ghost theme song became super famous
- This is the history of the song "Unchained Melody"
Ghost is one of the best movies of the 1990s and it's still a beloved film to this day. On top of its great cast including Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, Ghost also has a very memorable theme song.
Ghost Has An All-Time Classic Theme Song
The Ghost theme song is a classic of popular music called "Unchained Melody," and it appears in one of the film's best scenes involving Swayze and Moore. The film's soundtrack even earned an Oscar nomination in 1991.
Do you know who sang the Ghost theme? We're exploring the history of "Unchained Melody," who performs it in Ghost , and more great facts about the song.
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15 things you might not know about the Ghostbusters theme song
For 32 years, almost everyone has learned the answer to the age-old question: "Who you gonna call?" The iconic theme song for the 1984 film Ghostbusters was written and performed by Detroit artist Ray Parker Jr., and has undoubtedly become his biggest hit. The menacing, upbeat number took on a life of its own after the release of the movie, and lines from the track, including "I ain't afraid of no ghosts," have found a permanent place in pop culture history — including references in American Dad and Anchorman 2 .
A new Ghostbusters film, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, will hit theatres tomorrow and while that film boasts its own new version of the theme song , we wanted to take a look back at the original. Here are 15 facts about Ray Parker Jr.'s original Ghostbusters theme.
1. The song was a number 1 hit
Two months after the release of the film, "Ghostbusters" reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Aug. 11, 1984. It stayed at the top of the chart for three weeks.
2. Lindsey Buckingham almost wrote the theme
Rumour has it that the Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist was approached to write the theme, but he passed on it. Buckingham didn't want to be pegged as a soundtrack artist as he had already written a song for National Lampoon's Vacation the year before.
3. Parker Jr. was 'sort of retired' when he was approached to write this song
Before Ghostbusters , Parker Jr. made a name for himself with a number of hits including " The Other Woman " and " I Still Can't Get Over Loving You " but he had, according to his interview with HLN (below), "sort of retired because my parents had gotten sick." But, he later went to Los Angeles to work with New Edition on the band's song "Mr. Telephone Man" and it was there that Parker Jr. was approached by a friend at Columbia Pictures to write for the Ghostbusters soundtrack.
4. Clive Davis didn't want Parker Jr. to write the theme song
Davis, the founder of Arista Records, was not crazy about the idea of having his artist write the theme song for a film about ghosts. In an interview with Screen Crush , Parker Jr. revealed: "All of my songs are romance songs, so in Clive's defense, we had built an entire career …of me singing to girls. So, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, Clive gets a phone call and I'm singing about a ghost. So, he just thought that was a little strange."
5. There were a lot of theme songs submitted
Before Parker Jr. signed on to write the theme song, Columbia Pictures went through roughly 60 songs that were submitted, and they didn't like any of them.
6. It was supposed to be a short clip, not a full song
When Parker Jr. originally signed on to write music for the film, he was told the theme would only be "20 to 25 seconds long," to soundtrack a scene in the library. When he was told to turn the snippet into a full song, he used a tape machine to splice together a four-minute track.
7. Parker Jr. had a very short deadline
He only had approximately two-and-a-half days to write this song but luckily for him, " Everything just went perfectly. "
8. A TV commercial inspired Parker Jr. to write the theme
According to reports, Parker Jr. had trouble writing the Ghostbusters theme until he saw a commercial on TV that inspired him to write an advertisement jingle, which explains the slogan-like refrain, "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!"
9. The music video included 12 famous cameos
In addition to the Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis, the music video for "Ghostbusters" featured cameos of actors shouting "Ghostbusters!" inside a neon frame. These guests were Carly Simon, John Candy, George Wendt, Jeffrey Tambor, Melissa Gilbert, Al Franken, Peter Falk, Teri Garr, Danny DeVito, Chevy Chase, Irene Cara and Ollie E. Brown. None of the actors were paid to appear in the video, instead they were all favours asked by director Ivan Reitman. In fact, the crew made an impromptu visit to the set of John Candy's film Brewster's Millions to get his shot.
10. Parker Jr. almost became an Oscar winner
"Ghostbusters" was nominated for best original song at the 1985 Academy Awards, but lost to Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You," a song from the 1984 romantic comedy The Woman in Red .
11. Huey Lewis sued Parker Jr. over this song
Lewis was another artist who turned down the opportunity to work on the Ghostbusters theme, but when Parker Jr.'s song came out, Lewis sued for the track's similarities to his song "I Want a New Drug," which was released earlier that same year. The lawsuit was settled out of court but in 2001, Lewis revealed in an interview with VH1's Behind the Music that Columbia Pictures paid Lewis a settlement. Parker Jr. quickly sued Lewis for breaking his confidentiality agreement from that case.
12. It's been covered by a number of artists
Along with thousands of renditions that can be found on YouTube today, artists such as Conor Oberst , Kasabian and Hoobastank (remember Hoobastank?) have covered the Ghostbusters theme.
13. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig have also put their own spin on the theme
As a joke, McCarthy and Wiig, two stars of the new Ghostbusters , came up with a folk version of the theme song as a way to enrage sexist online trolls who criticized the film's casting of female leads. McCarthy and Wiig were called on by director Paul Feig to perform it on The Graham Norton Show .
14. No, Parker Jr. is not sick of this song
When asked if he was tired of getting approached by people shouting, "Who you gonna call?" Parker Jr. responded , "It's like, am I tired of holding the best lotto ticket of the best thing to ever happen? No." He added, in an interview with HLN , "In my kids' schools, it makes me famous to the young kids."
15. Parker Jr. thinks the new Ghostbusters theme is 'interesting'
In an interview with Inside Edition, Parker Jr. finally revealed his thoughts on the new Ghostbusters theme song performed by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott: "Interesting. I'm not going to say it's good or bad," he said, diplomatically. "I'm just going to say well maybe I'm an old guy now and I like it the old way." He added that the film didn't call him to work on the soundtrack, but that he wished he had been contacted to work with the newer artists.
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The _Power Book II: Ghost_ Theme Song Will Sound Awfully Familiar, According to 50 Cent
50 Cent says the opening track is meant to help continue the Power story
Power Book II: Ghost is arriving in just a few weeks -- it debuts Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9/8c before moving to its regular 8/7c time slot beginning Sept. 13 -- and the first of Power's several planned spin-offs will answer many questions fans have had since Power wrapped in February.
How will Tasha ( Naturi Naughton ) fare in jail? How will Tariq St. Patrick ( Michael Rainey ) get her out? Will little Yaz (Amaya Carr) finally step out of the shadows and be a fully integrated member of the St. Patrick family? Important questions, all.
Another big question on the mind of Power Book II: Ghost fans, however, is surely, Will that new theme song be another epic bop? Given that Power's original theme song is still a mini-masterpiece, and that the spin-off stars Mary J. Blige and Method Man -- two wildly adored musical artists who are of course partners in one of the greatest duets of all time -- it's only reasonable to assume that the Power Book II: Ghost theme song is going to be another banger, possibly with Blige and Method Man on it.
So what's it going to sound like? Sorry to break it to you, but you've already heard it.
In a talk with TV Guide during the press junket for Power Book II: Ghost , 50 Cent revealed that the new theme song is...the old one. Yup, you read that right. While Power Book II: Ghost will introduce a whole new set of characters and push Tariq into new directions that will likely make fans overcome their loathing of him, the track that'll welcome us back into the newly expanded Power- verse will be good old "Big Rich Town," by 50 Cent and Joe. (With some minor variations, including the imagery in the opening montage.) It makes sense; considering how beloved that track is (and how fans revolted when it was messed with in Season 6 ), this probably isn't the worst idea.
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"I didn't wanna lose the audience," 50 Cent told TV Guide. "We did explore Mary," he added but, in the end, if it ain't broke won out. Those hoping for a new Power -themed track shouldn't fret though: 50 said he has completed the theme song for one of the other Power spin-offs, Raising Kanan , and we can expect to hear him on it. "It's a throwback -- that vibe that takes you back to Jamaica, Queens at that time."
Power Book II: Ghost debuts Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9/8c on Starz.
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