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There's Something Strange in Your Headphones: New 'Ghostbusters' Theme Song Has Critics Divided


A radical remake of the Ghostbusters theme song has been released for the upcoming film, featuring Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot.

Some critics are not happy with the new version, which is a take on Ray Parker, Jr.'s classic tome for the original film. 

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The Los Angeles Times calls it: "Hauntingly bad."

Time magazine says its: "Nightmare inducing."

Slate.com wrote: “This unnatural union crosses the streams of pop punk and novelty rap to achieve a total protonic reversal of musical terribleness.”

Music website Consequence of Sound wrote: “From the gates of hell emerged Fall Out Boy’s Ghostbusters theme song.”

Some critics, however, were behind the tune.

Today show weatherman Al Roker, who appears in the film, had another opinion: “I like what I hear so far.”

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Billboard called the tune “rocking” and added: “As if further proof were needed that this isn't your dad's Ghostbusters reboot, Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott have stepped up to give Ray Parker Jr.'s shiny, happy 1984 theme song a radical, rocking remake.”

The movie hits theaters July 15 and stars Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth.

The soundtrack arrives on the same day and features music from Jeremih, A$AP Ferg, Mark Ronson and 5 Seconds of Summer.

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