Ray Parker Jr.’s classic Ghostbusters theme recently got a remake with Fallout Boy and Missy Elliot. And to be quite honest, it’s terrible. Now Japan has responded with the Japanese Ghostbusters theme song – and it’s way better.
Okay, fair enough, it’s just the original song with Japanese lyrics. But this is the theme cover song people wanted. Listen to the American version here.
Four Japanese comedians — Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe, and Shizuyo Yamasaki — recorded their own take on the 1984 classic for Sony Pictures Japan’s own Ghostbusters campaign.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world.
Ghostbusters has a July 15, 2016 release directed by Paul Feig also starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance and Michael Kenneth Williams.