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"Cleanin' Up The Town" performed by The Bus Boys

Lyrics
(written by Kevin O'Neal, Brian O'Neal) (official lyrics from songbook)

Gonna tell you a story 'bout a little town I know
They had a real big problem with some big mean local ghosts
Those spooks were making the whole city loose control

Well, the mayor was frantic,
The town's folk panicked
But they had no sense of fear.
'Cause they knew what they were missin'
Were those boys with a mission
So they called 'em up right here

chorus:
There was boxin' and trappin' and shootin' through the joint
Stepped right in and got down to the point
Those Ghostbusters came in,
Cleanin' up the town

Oh yeah!

About five O'clock those boys came up
And they could see those spooks were real,
And they knew they'd better get right to work
So they revved up the Ectomobile
Yeah, the boys were ready, their aim was steady
And their hearts were made of steel

Well, the mayor, he started dancin' around
And the whole town started to roar;
And they cheered each time they watched those slimers
Drop down through the floor.

chorus

There was boxin' and trappin' and shootin' through the joint
Stepped right in and got down to the point
You should've seen those spectors in a trace say
Those boys make me dance

Well, New York, New York's so happy now;
Every mom, dad, girl and boy.
Well, if the boys hadn't come to the rescue,
The spooks might still be makin' noise.

chorus

Music Video

Now here's something you don't see everyday. Yes, there actually is a music video for this song, and it's actually way cooler than the Ray Parker Jr. video. It features the guys in the band running around ala The Three Stooges, with some nice stop-motion and claymation animation, and clips from the movie edited into the video as part of the video itself. Although none of the human stars of the movie are in the video, the Ecto-1 takes some time out of its busy schedule to make an appearance with the band. Oh, and David Letterman lackey Larry "Bud" Melman shows up in an intro and outro.

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Video provided by MTV via iFilm/Spike (username "mtvmusicvideos").

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