Ghostbusters Theme

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Ghostbusters Theme
Composer Ray Parker Jr.
Released 1984-05-??
Title Origin Official

Ghostbusters Theme was originally created as theme to the movie of the same name and its sequel. Due to the its popularity, this song also became a classic 80s tune. It was number 1 on Billboard Hit 100 for 3 weeks. No wonder that this song was used in nearly all numerous games about Ghostbusters.

As this song use many instruments at the same time (guitar, Jupiter 6 bass line, Korg Poly 61 main synth, LinnDrum machine, vocals), it was hard to render it on 3-5 channels of PSG of the systems where whe games were created, so renditions of this song were mostly quite limited. The song got Huey Lewis of Huey and the News angry that he sued Ray Parker Jr. saying it was ripoff of I Want a New Drug.

Games

Ghostbusters (A2)

Ghostbusters (A8)

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Ghostbusters (A8)
Output - POKEY.svg
Ghost Busters Title.jpg
Arranger Russell Lieblich, Daniel James Kitchen
Released 1984-??-??
Length 4:02
Format SAP
Loops Yes

The song is identical to the Commodore 64 version, even featuring the "Ghostbusters" and laughing voice clips made by the game's programmer Adam Bellin.


Ghostbusters (C64)

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Ghostbusters (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Output - SID.svg
Ghostbusters - C64 - Title Screen.png
Arranger Russell Lieblich
Released 1984-??-??
Length 3:57/3:53
Format SID
Loops Yes

Probably the second arrangement of this song after Apple II version. It's low-rendered for MOS 6581 capabilities, but okay for 1984 year. It's the only song in this game.

This track is number 1 in the SID rip and has digital speech in the beginning. Two tracks were rendered; they are actually the same tune, but with and without intro.

Ghostbusters (A26)

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Ghostbusters (A26)
Output - TIA.svg
Arranger Adam Bellin, Daniel James Kitchen
Released 1985-??-??
Format UNK


Ghostbusters (CPC)

Ghostbusters (MSX)

Ghostbusters (ZXS)

Ghostbusters (NES)

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Ghostbusters (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Ghostbusters - NES - Title Screen.png
Arranger Yoshiaki Tsuruoka, Tadashi Sou
Programmer Yoshiaki Tsuruoka
Released 1986-09-22
Length 3:21
Format NSF
Loops Yes

It's an awful rendition of this song, because hardly anything has been done to take advantage of the NES's audio while porting it from the Apple II version. However, it does contain the Ghostbusters Theme in its entirety, and even includes the fadeout that the original recording and computer versions possessed.

It's track 1 in the NSF file and the only song in this game.

Ghostbusters (GEN)

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Ghostbusters (GEN)
Arranger Kazuhiko Nagai
Programmer Tokuhiko Uwabo
Released 1990-??-??
Format VGM
Loops Yes


Ghostbusters II (AMI)

Ghostbusters II (AST)

Ghostbusters II (DOS)

Ghostbusters II (A2GS)

Ghostbusters II (NES)

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Ghostbusters II (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Ghostbusters II - NES - Title.png
Arranger Mark Van Hecke
Programmer Stuart Ross
Released 1990-??-??
Length 4:15
Format NSF
Loops Yes


New Ghostbusters II (NES)

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New Ghostbusters II (NES)
Output - NES.svg
New Ghostbusters II - NES - Title.png
Arranger Jun Ishikawa
Programmer Hiroaki Suga
Released 1990-12-26
Length 2:10
Format NSF
Loops Yes


Lyrics

Ghostbusters!
If there's something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
If there's something weird
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
If you're seeing things
Running through your head
Who can you call?
Ghostbusters!
An invisible man
Sleepin' in your bed
Ow, who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
If you're all alone
Pick up the phone
And call
Ghostbusters!
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
Ooh, I hear it likes the girls
Hm, I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Mmm, if you've had a dose of a
Freaky ghost, baby
You better call
Ghostbusters!
Ow!
Lemme tell ya something
Bustin' makes me feel good!
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
Don't get caught alone oh, no
Ghostbusters!
When it comes through your door
Unless you just a-want some more
I think you better call
Ghostbusters!
Ow! Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Uh, think you better call
Ghostbusters!
Ha ha, who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
I can't hear you
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Louder
Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Who can you call?
Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Uh, it likes the girls too
Ghostbusters!

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