Ghostbusters: Saw it Coming

When it comes to the original Ghostbusters movie, one of the things that stands out for me as much as the quality of the film, is the quality of the soundtrack. I’m sure that Dan Aykroyd being a major music fan played at least some part in this. But whoever was behind the song choices, the soundtrack is another element that makes the film a classic.

Of course you have your Ray Parker Jr, but alongside this there’s great tracks by The Bus Boys, Mick Smiley, Alessi Brothers and the Thompson Twins. These tracks together created something that is at once a perfect representation of the 80s, and yet something that feels kind of timeless too.

Is this going anywhere?

Yes.

The new Ghostbusters film is just around the corner, and whilst the thought of a cover of Ray Parker Jr’s Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott (Yes I’m being serious), is enough to send more chills than a thousand spooks, there’s also going to be a handful of other purpose written songs for the film. The hope, of course, is that as with the original Ghostbusters, the songs will represent what ‘the kids’ are listening to, but also appeal to the masses.

The first song out of the gate, for me, does exactly that. Written and performed by a rapper unfortunately named G-Eazy, ‘Saw it Coming’ is a big beat and a fat synth combined just right to get some booties shaking and some heads nodding. All joking aside I really do like it a lot (aside from the cringeworthy opening four bars). What do you people think?

I’d also be interested to know what our reader’s thoughts are on the new film as we get ever closer to the release date. Hit the comments section below to tell us if you’re on board or still ready to have your childhood “ruined”.

James is a movie obsessive with a particular love for scores and screenplays. He has written for numerous blogs, sites and cinemas and has been involved in several screenwriting projects. He can usually be found in front of a large plasma screen devouring Westerns, 80s pulp, Jimmy Stewart movies or anything by the Coens.