Who Will The 'Ghostbuster's Reboot Theme Song Be Performed by? These Two Artists Could Lend Their Voices
"Who ya gonna call?" was, without a doubt, the biggest question of 1984. And understandably so, considering that it came from the most important theme song of that year (the Ghostbusters theme song, of course). With the female-led reboot just around the corner, it's only natural that the question should arise again. But will the Ghostbusters reboot theme song be carried by the voice behind the original 1984 synthetic funk jam, Ray Parker Jr.? According to a recent tweet by Fall Out Boy, maybe not.
Based on nothing other than this somewhat vague social media post, pure speculation, and a penchant for the truth, it's possible that Fall Out Boy and (wait for it) Missy Elliot could be utilizing their vocals for the Ghostbusters reboot theme song. Yes. Fall Out Boy. Plus Missy Elliot. Plus Ghostbusters. If you feel like this sounds strange — given that the stylings of these two artists are almost opposite — you're not the only one. I also agree that this collab could be bizarre, but much like Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot, I'm ready for the pair to be going down. So they can work it. (Sorry.) Though I'm hoping — mostly out of curiosity — that these two will sing the theme song, there's also the possibility that their collaboration will be for an original song, and that they will just be two of many popular artists featured in the Ghostbusters reboot soundtrack. Except, come on. It says "who ya gonna call?" right there in the post. See below for the overwhelming/not at all exaggerated evidence.
But why a collab between these two? I'm not saying I'm particularly upset about it — sounds interesting, and will probably be good — I'm just saying that there are a lot of avenues this could have gone, and a Fall Out Boy/Missy Elliot one feels surprising. Then again, Fall Out Boy has been known to create songs with other musical artists that definitely don't fit within their genre. Like the remix of "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" with 2 Chainz, or "The Mighty Fall" featuring Big Sean.
Let us not forget that an updated version — sans lyrics — of the theme song was already used in the Ghostbusters reboot trailer. But that doesn't mean it can't be done again — and that certainly doesn't mean it can't be done by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot. Since the soundtrack has been kept under some serious wraps, we'll find out once the movie's released on July 15. Until then, probably best to keep ruminating over who to call. You know, to get in the spirit.
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