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#ThrowbackThursday: Halloween Edition

The 1984 film Ghostbusters starred Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

By Sean Smith

Well, today is Halloween. The day that will see children from all across the nation dawning a costume and hitting the streets in the noble pursuit of collecting as much free candy as is humanly possible in one night.

As a kid I was never really into the whole Halloween thing. Don’t get me wrong, I loved getting free candy, but I wasn’t big on the whole dressing up as someone I’m not thing. To be completely honest, I’m still not really big on dressing up for Halloween. I went to a Halloween party just this past weekend with my wife and much  to my dismay it was a costume party. I begrudgingly dressed up in some Roman looking attire and went dressed as  Marcus Aurelius. Yeah I know what your thinking, and yes no one at the party really got it either. My daughter on the other hand loves dressing up for Halloween. She was like a kid in a candy store when we walked into a Halloween store a few week’s back to pick out her costume. After much debate she finally decided to dress up as Blueberry Muffin, a character from the popular children’s TV show Strawberry Shortcake. And for the record she will be the cutest Blueberry Muffin going door to door this Halloween season!

But I digress.

The obvious song choice for this Halloween edition of #ThrowbackThursday would be the classic Michael Jackson hit “Thriller.” It’s a timeless record from a musical icon and has a killer Halloween themed video to boot. But I think that would be too obvious of a choice.

So for this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday here on Clizbeats we thought we would instead take a look back at another song  that has some relevance on this hallowed day. It served as the theme song for the 1984 film Ghostbusters starring Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. I am of course speaking of the catchy tune by Ray Parker Jr.  appropriately named “Ghostbusters.” The track would top the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks thanks to its intoxicating synth sound and catchy callbacks like “Who you gonna call?” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!”

So get your proton pack’s out of the closet and get the Hi-C Ecto-Cooler out of the fridge as we take a moment to recall “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.. And from all of us here at Clizbeats, we hope you have a happy Halloween! Enjoy!

Ray Parker Jr.


From Ghostbusters Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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“Ghostbusters” Trailer (1984)

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