The New 'Ghostbusters' Theme Song Is by Fall Out Boy, So, Uh, Yeah...

With less than a month to go until the new Ghostbusters movie hits theaters, fans of the original have plenty of reasons to be excited about the reboot -- beyond the slime-filled Twinkies and the new Hi-C Ecto Coolers. But now, it looks like there's at least one part of the new film you won't be too thrilled with: the new Ghostbusters theme song. 

To be clear, nothing will ever beat the original 1984 theme song by Ray Parker, Jr., but the new version by Fall Out Boy -- featuring none other than Missy Elliott -- might just leave you clutching your damn proton pack, or at the very least, shaking your head. As you'll hear via the video above, they basically took the iconic theme and devolved it into a breathless, punky pop-rock song that goes a little too heavy on the "Monster Mash" cheesiness and way too light on those shrill '80s synth sounds that made it so good in the first place. 

Of course, tastes have changed over the last 30-something years, so it's probably unfair to expect the same sounds you'd associate Bill Murray with, but that doesn't make it sting any less. It's as if they attempted to resurrect the Fall Out Boy of 2005 Vigo the Carpathian-style so the band could unleash a "season of evil" on our ears. However, the song drastically improves when you get to part with Missy Elliott. 

Anyway, we included the original below to help you feel a little better.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is going to play the original on repeat all day to make himself feel better. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.