Missy Elliott Adds Verse To Fall Out Boy’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Song, ‘I’m Not Afraid,’ & The Reviews Aren’t Good

By |2016-06-23T23:04:56+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Pop, Pop Music|Tags: |1 Comment

Ray Parker Jr.’s 1984 original “Ghostbusters” theme song goes down in history as one of the most recognizable movie soundtrack songs, and this summer’s Ghostbusters remake also gets a musical remake.

Fall Out Boy takes the original groove and flips it into an edgy rock song, and with Missy Elliott giving it some a Hip-Hop flavor, one would think it would be something almost in the vein of Aerosmith and Run-DMC’s “Walk This Way.”

But this version may not go down in history like the original. Overall reviews of the song aren’t good; Idolator called it “a big joyless thud of a cover,” and Polygon says it features “sadness.” Dang.

Missy Elliott’s short verse seems like a last minute addition, not to mention, her verse doesn’t seem to fit well. While I can’t hear this on the radio, I CAN hear this playing comfortably during the rolling end credits.

What do you guys think of this remake, Roomies?