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Looking for name/artist of song
my brain ^ | 5/19/2010 | Me

Posted on 05/19/2010 10:55:38 AM PDT by CharlieOK1

OK, this has been driving me crazy. There is a song that every time I hear it, I think it is an instrumental version of the Ghostbusters theme song. And no, it is not Huey Lewis. I think Rush sometimes uses it as bumper music.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: funk; ghostbusters; ripoff
I looked it up one time a long time ago, and found the answer, but forgot it and now can't track it down again. It was somebody like the Ohio Players, or someone like that. Real funky horn section.

Help me please with this ear-worm!!

1 posted on 05/19/2010 10:55:38 AM PDT by CharlieOK1
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To: CharlieOK1

Can you hum a few bars for us?


2 posted on 05/19/2010 10:57:59 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: CharlieOK1

Not Huey Lewis?

hhmmm


3 posted on 05/19/2010 10:58:04 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: SpinnerWebb

think of the part right around when they say “who you gonna call”, then take out all the words.


4 posted on 05/19/2010 10:59:21 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (I refuse to pay for DUmmies' Healthcare!!!)
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To: CharlieOK1

If it comes to me at three in the morning, I will call you.


5 posted on 05/19/2010 10:59:49 AM PDT by fish hawk (Dreaming in my flight, I fly beyond my dreams.)
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To: CharlieOK1
Are you thinking of this?
6 posted on 05/19/2010 10:59:54 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CharlieOK1

This one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_City_Was_Gone


7 posted on 05/19/2010 11:00:00 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: CharlieOK1

“Ghostbusters” is a 1984 song recorded by Ray Parker, Jr.


8 posted on 05/19/2010 11:00:05 AM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: CharlieOK1

Ray Parker Jr. GhostBuster’s theme “Who You Gonna Call?”


9 posted on 05/19/2010 11:00:10 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: CharlieOK1
Try this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_(song)

Scroll down to "Cover Versions" and see if you recognize anything.

10 posted on 05/19/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Army Air Corps
Youtube blocked.

It was definitely not Ray Parker or Huey Lewis. Like I said, someone like The Ohio Players. Huge horn section.

11 posted on 05/19/2010 11:01:28 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (I refuse to pay for DUmmies' Healthcare!!!)
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To: nagdt

5 seconds is everything on FR!


12 posted on 05/19/2010 11:01:38 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: CharlieOK1

Okay. The link was to The Pretenders and their song “My City Was Gone.”


13 posted on 05/19/2010 11:02:52 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CharlieOK1
"Rush Limbaugh bumper music for $200, Alex...

... what is 'Love Roller Coaster'?".

14 posted on 05/19/2010 11:03:59 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: CharlieOK1

my city was gone? Pretenders


15 posted on 05/19/2010 11:04:34 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: evets
not it... thanks though.
16 posted on 05/19/2010 11:04:39 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (I refuse to pay for DUmmies' Healthcare!!!)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

not My City was Gone. It’s not Rush’s opening music, sometime later in his show sometimes.


17 posted on 05/19/2010 11:05:27 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (I refuse to pay for DUmmies' Healthcare!!!)
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To: CharlieOK1

Not sure, is it “The Power of Love”?


18 posted on 05/19/2010 11:15:06 AM PDT by cblue55 (Choose life; abort Obamacare)
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To: CharlieOK1

Call Rush.


19 posted on 05/19/2010 11:21:03 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: SpinnerWebb; GeronL; fish hawk; Army Air Corps; DuncanWaring; GOP_Party_Animal; thefactor; evets; ..
found it...

Soul finger by the Bar-Kays

Click on the play button and listen to the trumpet part. It sounds (to me at least) just like the Ghostbusters song.

Thanks everyone for your help

20 posted on 05/19/2010 11:21:32 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (I refuse to pay for DUmmies' Healthcare!!!)
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To: CharlieOK1

“Soul Finger” is the song that the Russians play during a scene in “Spies Like Us” with Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd.


21 posted on 05/19/2010 11:24:56 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

I thought I was crazy, but looking on the innerwebs, I’m not the first to notice the similarity to the Ghostbusters theme.


22 posted on 05/19/2010 11:26:12 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (I refuse to pay for DUmmies' Healthcare!!!)
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To: CharlieOK1

Well, Dan Akroyd was in both movies so...


23 posted on 05/19/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: CharlieOK1

The melody sounds very much like *Get back to where you one belonged*.


24 posted on 05/19/2010 11:32:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: thefactor

One of the funniest scenes in the film is when Dan Aykroyd discusses the capabilities of the Soviet ICBM.


25 posted on 05/19/2010 11:57:33 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CharlieOK1

I’m sorry you found it. I listened to three of their songs and was not impressed at all. You were better off with the intrigue of searching for it than what you get after finding it.


26 posted on 05/19/2010 12:12:04 PM PDT by fish hawk (Dreaming in my flight, I fly beyond my dreams.)
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To: CharlieOK1

That was quick.
I have tried for years to find out the ‘main’ bumper song to Hugh Hewitt (yes, I even tried emailing).

No one has any idea.
It’s just some orchestration/instrumental (inspiring, though).

I’ll likely go to my grave not knowing.
Me and many others.


27 posted on 05/19/2010 1:08:13 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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