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18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies

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“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., Ghostbusters

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“Ghostbusters” is one of the silliest songs ever written, but yes, fine, you probably knew it was always tied to the movie. The words are utter nonsense, but they’re perfectly suited to the film they were written for. Ray Parker Jr. seems so enthusiastic about busting ghosts that it’s hard not to want to join him.

The song doesn’t have to be as well-produced or catchy as it is, but that’s what’s allowed it to last. There aren’t many songs this ridiculous that have survived years and years, and that’s because it is great to listen to. Movie songs should fit the movies they’re written for, and “Ghostbusters” does that like a glove.

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