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"Ghostbusters" performed by RUN-D.M.C.

Lyrics
(written by Ray Parker Jr.)

GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't afraid of no ghosts (3X)
GHOSTBUSTERS!

[Run] Something strange goin on
Something's wrong
[DMC] Gloom in the room
Outside is the storm
All alone in the crib
Watchin the tube
[Run] Yo-o-o-o is that what I think?
Did I see somethin move?
[DMC] Chill down your spine
Your heart fills with fright
Not filled by the things
that GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
They walk through the walls
With no time to stall
[Run] You call the GHOSTBUSTERS
Well that's who you call!

GHOSTBUSTERS!
We ain't-we ain't-we
We ain't afraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
We ain't-we ain't-we
We ain't afraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
We ain't-we ain't-we
We ain't afraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
[Run] Stop! UHH!
[DMC] Bridge
[Run] Hit it!

I-I ain't, I-I ain't
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I, I-I ain't afraid
I-I ain't, I-I ain't
I-I-I, I-I-I ain't afraid of no ghosts

GHOSTBUSTERS!
GHOSTBUSTERS!

[Run] All alone on the phone
so whassup with that noise?
The wife's at work and I'm no jerk
and I just left my boys
The kids at school and I'm no fool
and I got no time to waste
So you get up and call, don't trip and fall
Go outside and leave the place
Now it's no dream because you seein
a shadow in the night
But we will come and get it done
so don't worry save your fright
Now there's a group who likes to troop
and you know you can trust us
So don't get nervous cause they're at your service
the local GHOSTBUSTERS!

I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I ain't I ain't afraid of no ghosts (2X)
GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I ain't I ain't afraid of no ghosts (2X)
GHOSTBUSTERS!

[DMC] Aight aight aight
I remember the time, I visited the grave
My life on the line, only my life to save
All by myself, with no one around
Did not understand a hand comin out the ground
I knew it wasn't mine, it was somebody else
But I didn't care G, I just screamed for HELP!
Then - GHOSTBUSTERS - packs strapped to their back
Screamin - GHOSTBUSTERS - Ghostbusters attacked
"We are your friendly neighborhood ghostbusters,"
that's what they said to me
"We are the busters of any G-H-O-S-T"

GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't-I ain't-I ain't
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't-I ain't-I ain't
I ain't afraid of no ghosts

[Run] Howling haunting
[DMC] Scaring screaming
[Run] Ghostly ghosts
[DMC] Ghouling demons!
[Run] Monsters spooks
[DMC] Werewolves and devils
[Run] All those things
[DMC] on the same level
[Run] Nightmares (bad dreams) cannot be beat
It takes a brave man (to stand in defeat)
Must be the bravest (yo, the bravest and most)
You must be able to say, "I ain't afarid of no ghosts"
[DMC] A good sense of humor, is important to have
When a ghost tries to scare you (ha, don't make me laugh)
They be dustin' off ghosts, like true ghost-dusters
[both] Go, go, go, go, ghoooooosstbusters!

GHOSTBUSTERS!

[D.M.C.]
Busters, busters!
One time in the house
Peace to everybody out there
We love ya, peace

I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS

(Lyrics originally posted on The Original Hip-Hop (Rap) Lyrics Archive, corrections made by Paul Rudoff and an anonymous fan)

Audio

This is a list of several known official remixes and re-recordings of this song. It may not be all-inclusive due to various remixes being released for a limited time as record/cassette/cd singles in various countries. Most of the music can be downloaded. The Cassette & CD Singles come from my (Paul Rudoff) personal collection. Click on the artwork for a full-size image, and the music will eventually be linked to the text underneath; when I get the chance to clean-up the audio files.

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Cassette Single

1. Ghostbusters (?:??)
2. Ghostbusters (Dub Buster!) (?:??)
3. Pause (?:??)
4. Pause (Dub Version) (?:??)
5. Pause (Radio Version) (?:??)
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CD Single

1. Ghostbusters (4:07)
2. Ghostbusters (Ghost Power Instrumental) (4:07)
3. Ghostbusters (Without Siren) (3:49)

Music Video

This is one of the rare Ghostbusters music videos. The video features a remix of the song, not the version used in the movie and on the soundtrack album. Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts clearly appear at the beginning of the video. More "hidden" are Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Bill Murray as the security guards in that opening scene. Ernie and Bill are seen again for a fraction of a second in the background of one shot on the stage near the end of the video, blocked by RUN-D.M.C (see image #25 below, Bill's standing behind Ernie but you can't see him in the still because he's blocked by DMC).

The music video was filmed at the Music Box Theater at 239 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. It's right across the street from The Plymouth Theatre (now Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre), which was hosting The Heidi Chronicles at the time the music video was filmed. You can see a large sign for The Heidi Chronicles in the music video, along with some of the distinctive architecture on the Plymouth and The Booth Theater next door to it.

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