An iconic film franchise is being rebooted and its equally iconic theme song is demanding a new cover version to match. Who ya gonna call?
To tackle a cover of Ray Parker Jr.’s 1984 hit for the new movie’s soundtrack, the team behind Ghostbusters made the call to Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott to get together for a collaboration on the song. It’s a childhood dream come true for Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.
@Popjustice crossed one off the kid dream bucket list by covering Ray Parker theme with missy Elliot verse
— t(-.-t) (@petewentz) June 2, 2016
Here’s a video of Fall Out Boy doing a quick cover of the Ghostbusters theme at a Halloween show in 2011.
Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out on RCA Records the same day Ghostbusters materializes in theaters, July 15, 2016. Other artists featured on the soundtrack include Pentatonix, 5 Seconds of Summer, Elle King, Walk the Moon, Wolf Alice, and G-Eazy ft. Jeremih.
The first single, “Good Girls” by Elle King, debuted yesterday on iTunes. A Tweet from a member of 5 Seconds of Summer revealed that their song appears to be called, “Girls Talk Boys.” The complete tracklisting is due out soon.
Listen to “Good Girls” now:
A separate albums featuring the film’s score composed by Theodore Shapiro will also be released, one week earlier on July 8 according to Amazon’s pre-order listing. Check out the cover art below.