Here’s the Ghostbuster’s Theme, that everyone loves, knows, and recognizes:
The Ghostbusters theme is by Ray Parker, Jr. The copyright is 1984. The theme made a lot of money and was recognized as a great soundtrack theme by many critics.
Six months before Ghostbusters, “I Want a New Drug” by Huey Lewis and the News was on the Billboards:
Huey Lewis brought Ray Parker, Jr to court…they settled out of court.
Too bad Robin Scott from the British group M never brought Huey Lewis to court for lifting his baseline from the 1979 song “Pop Muzik”:
All of this brings up Juan Arasa‘s theory that “there are no new ideas” and that every work of art builds on something that precedes it. Of course, when you worship George Lucas, I can understand where you are coming from. No wonder John Williams isn’t really considered a high brow composer by the elite…Just take a listen to
Gustav Holst’s work from 1914-1916, and listen how Lucas and Williams were “inspired” and “paid homage” to classical music:
Mars, The Bringer of War
[FUN FACT: This song was remixed for NES Super Mario Bros 3 (boss battles).] [FUN FACT II: Superman The Movie copied it around the 4:25 mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Speaking of music rip-offs, let’s also document the Linkin Park vs U2 controversy. Linkin Park sold out with Shadow of the Day (2007), bro, and you can apologize all day for it:
And, in case you’ve been living in a closet, here’s U2′s With or Without You: