“Ghostbusters” is a song recorded by American guitarist and songwriter Ray Parker Jr. It was released in June 1984 as the theme song for the film “Ghostbusters” with the instrumental version on the B-side. The song was a commercial success, hitting #1 in the charts in numerous countries, incl. the United States, France, Spain, Canada and South Africa.
The song’s memorable melody and association with the popular film helped to make it one of the biggest hits of the 1980s. The music video for the song was directed by Ivan Reitman, who also directed the Ghostbusters film. After the film’s release, Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. for plagiarism, alleging that Parker had copied the the bassline from his song “I Want a New Drug“.The case was settled out of court in 1985 for an undisclosed sum.