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" Ghostbusters " is a song recorded by Ray Parker Jr. as the theme to the film of the same name starring Bill Murray , Dan Aykroyd , Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Debuting at #68 on June 16, 1984, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11, 1984, staying there for three weeks, and at number two on the UK Singles Chart on September 16, 1984, staying there for three weeks. The song re-entered the UK Top 75 on November 2, 2008, at No. 49.
It was nominated at the 57th Academy Awards for Best Original Song , but lost to Stevie Wonder 's " I Just Called to Say I Love You ".
Lindsey Buckingham claims to have been approached to write the Ghostbusters theme based on his successful contribution to Harold Ramis's National Lampoon's Vacation (the song " Holiday Road "). He turned down the opportunity as he did not want to be known as a soundtrack artist. He mentions this on the "Words & Music" interview disc.