Although it still featured the Ray Parker Jr. OG version of the Ghostbusters theme, Ghostbusters II also featured a new version from OG hip-hop royalty Run DMC. Coming out in 1989 alongside the movie and the movie’s soundtrack, Ghostbusters was also sold as a vinyl/cassette single and also as a “maxi single” on vinyl and those new fangled CDs with Run DMC’s song “Pause”, which was also on the group’s “Back from Hell” album. Like the original music video for Ray Parker Jr’s version and Bobby Brown’s massive GB2 hit, “On Our Own”, the Run DMC version of the Ghostbusters theme had a fun, GB heavy music video to go along with it and most of the cast showed up with Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts arriving to a Run DMC show via limo with the guys themselves while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson had cameos as concert security guys and Run, DMC and Jam Master Jay were all in Ghostbusters uniforms on stage. Check out the video below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.