(1984) Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists

... read moreThe soundtrack for the 1984 blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a New York-based team of spook exterminators, follows the most common soundtrack formula for summer blockbuster hits: throw on a bunch of pop songs that were heard in the movie...

31′:03″ 8 Songs

1
Ghostbusters
Various Artists
4:03
2
Cleanin' Up The Town
Various Artists
2:58
4
In The Name Of Love
Various Artists
3:18
5
I Can Wait Forever
Various Artists
5:11
7
Magic
Various Artists
4:18
8
Main Title Theme (Ghostbusters)
Various Artists
2:58
9
Dana's Theme
Various Artists
3:30
10
Ghostbusters (Instrumental Version)
Various Artists
4:47
Released 08 June 1984, ℗ 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Review

The soundtrack for the 1984 blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a New York-based team of spook exterminators, follows the most common soundtrack formula for summer blockbuster hits: throw on a bunch of pop songs that were heard in the movie only for a few seconds, combine them with a couple of excerpts from the original score, and -- voila! -- you have a soundtrack album. The highlights here are two tracks from Elmer Bernstein's score, Mick Smiley's "Magic," which played a major role in the film, and the witty Ray Parker, Jr. theme song, "Ghostbusters," which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Song. ~ Evan Cater