Ghostbusters theme song: Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott track debuts
Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott have joined forces to breathe new life into the Ghostbusters theme song, covering the iconic tune for the soundtrack to Paul Feig’s all-female reboot of the classic horror-comedy.
The song sees the contemporary artists putting a rock and hip hop-inspired spin on Ray Parker, Jr.’s original, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Ghostbusters” appears on the upcoming film’s soundtrack, which also includes songs by Elle King, G-Eazy, Jeremih, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, Walk the Moon, Wolf Alice, and more.
Parker’s Ghostbusters theme was released in 1984 to coincide with the first feature movie in the franchise. It was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar, but lost to Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You” from the romantic comedy The Woman in Red.
Listen to the Fall Out Boy/Missy Elliott collaboration in the video above. The Ghostbusters soundtrack is available for pre-order today, while the film, which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, hits theaters July 15.