Fall Out Boy have unveiled their new version of the Ghostbusters theme song, and it’s dividing the internet into the ‘those who hate it’ camp and the ‘those who think the band did their best’ camp.
Fall Out Boy’s take on the Ghostbusters theme, titled Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid), features a pretty random verse from rapper Missy Elliott, and has been written for the 2016 reboot of the classic franchise, which kicked off in 1984.
Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid), which can be streamed below, sees Fall Out Boy pair buzzing electric guitars with a sampled choir of singers and some huge stadium pop vibes. It’s a whole lot different to Ray Parker Jr.’s recording of the song for the original Ghostbusters movie, and it’s left some fans disgusted…
…while others have tried to defend the band:
Fall Out Boy’s version of the Ghostbusters theme comes after the band recorded a pop punk cover of a classic track from the 1967 film The Jungle Book for a We Love Disney compilation last year, but it’s safe to say that cover went down a whole lot better than the Ghostbusters one has.
Director Paul Feig’s reboot of Ghostbusters is out on 15th July. Catch Fall Out Boy’s take on the theme song below, along with the original version and the full tracklist for this year’s Ghostbusters soundtrack.
Listen: Fall Out Boy – Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid) ft. Missy Elliott
Listen: Original Ghostbusters Theme Song
‘Ghostbusters’ 2016 OST Tracklist
01. WALK THE MOON – “Ghostbusters”
02. G-Eazy X Jeremih – “Saw It Coming”
03. Elle King – “Good Girls”
04. 5 Seconds Of Summer – “Girls Talk Boys”
05. ZAYN – “wHo”*
06. Pentatonix – “Ghostbusters”*
07. Wolf Alice – “Ghoster”*
08. Fall Out Boy (Feat. Missy Elliott) – “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)”
09. Mark Ronson, Passion Pit, & A$AP Ferg – “Get Ghost”
10. DMX – “Party Up (Up In Here)”
11. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
12. Muddy Magnolias – “American Woman”
13. Beasts Of Mayhem – “Want Some More”
14. Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”
* Does Not Appear In Film