Ghostbusters theme song gets a hilarious J-Pop remix
When Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott deliver a disappointing cover of the original Ghostbusters theme song, who you gonna call? A foursome of Japanese comedians, apparently.
If you’re looking for something to wash away the bitter taste of the pair’s contemporary reimagining of the Ghostbusters theme song, a tall glass of J-Pop should do the trick, as Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Shizuyo Tamasaki, and Naomi Watanabe have covered the classic Ray Parker, Jr. tune in a new video from Sony Pictures Japan.
Debuting Tuesday online, the clip features the women as they belt the song’s iconic verses (all in Japanese) and do battle with a pair of awkward break-dancing ghosts. Also peppered throughout the video are scenes from the upcoming reboot, featuring actors Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon.
Though U.S. audiences might not recognize the women in the video, Watanabe recently appeared in a video that went viral stateside, showing her catching bits of food in her mouth on a Japanese game show.
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters hits North American theaters on July 15. Watch the J-Pop cover of the original film’s theme song in the video above.