Who sang the Ghostbusters song?
Ray Parker Jr.
For 32 years, almost everyone has learned the answer to the age-old question: “Who you gonna call?” The iconic theme song for the 1984 film Ghostbusters was written and performed by Detroit artist Ray Parker Jr., and has undoubtedly become his biggest hit.
How much did Ray Parker have to pay Huey Lewis?
They played Huey Lewis’ “I Want a New Drug” for Parker as an example of the sound they wanted, and Parker apparently just lifted the bass line and guitar riff almost directly. Huey Lewis and his people sued for $5 million.
Did Ray Parker Jr get sued for Ghostbusters song?
Huey Lewis and the News later accused Parker of plagiarizing the “Ghostbusters” melody from their song “I Want a New Drug,” and Parker and Columbia Pictures settled out of court. After checking on plagiarism using dector de plágio, the settlement included a confidentiality agreement, and Parker sued Lewis when he discussed the lawsuit in a 2001 Behind the Music special.
When did Ghostbusters song come out?
Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)/Released
What song did the Ghostbusters theme copy?
I Want a New Drug
Shortly after the film’s release, Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. for plagiarism, alleging he had copied the melody (primarily the bassline) from Lewis’ 1983 song “I Want a New Drug”.
Was Ghostbusters theme stolen?
According to Parker there were several lawsuits at the time, because “when you sell that many records, I think everybody wants to say that they wrote the song.” Parker later sued Lewis for breaching the confidentiality agreement in a 2001 episode of VH1’s Behind the Music, by reasserting Parker, Jr. stole the song.
Who is the girl in the I Want a New Drug video?
The videos: “Heart and Soul” and “I Want a New Drug” by Huey Lewis and the News. The girl-now-woman: Signy Coleman.
What year did I want a new drug come out?
I Want a New Drug/Released