The New Ghostbusters Song Is Good And All, But It’s No ‘Ninja Rap’

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The revamped Ghostbusters theme by Fallout Boy and Missy Elliott is being celebrated around the world for its originality and powerful, thought-provoking message about busting caps in ghost’s asses. It’s a contender for Best Original Song at next year’s Academy Awards and has already received praise from artists like Yo-Yo Ma and Randy Newman, who are both kicking themselves for rejecting the offer to compose “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid).

“This generation’s ‘Amazing Grace,’ Newman told the New York Times.

Obviously I’m human and can’t resist singing “I’m not afraid” at my apartment’s swimming pool at the top of my lungs in a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bikini, but I’m of the more purist opinion that no song written for a movie can ever compare to Vanilla Ice‘s “Ninja Rap (Go Ninja Go)” from the Scorsese classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

There you have it. Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump and the Fallout Boyz are relevant and Missy Elliott doesn’t need a paycheck.

They roll up to my house, they knocking at my door, they come busting in, KILL ALL THEM GHOSTS

Sorry Randy and Yo-Yo, but I can think of at least five more bad amazing 80s and 90s movie theme songs that blow “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” out of the water.

Gonna rock and roll the place with the power of the Ninja Turtle bass

There’s the superb “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer, featuring Hammer’s head rolling around with Thing after a run-in with the guillotine.

Take foolish pride and put it aside like the Addams, yo! they def, that’s a family

The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough‘ by Cyndi Lauper, notable for its two-minute intro with appearances by wrestling legends Rowdy Roddy Piper, Nikolai Volkoff, Classy Freddie Blassie and the Iron Sheik.

Fright Night” by J. Geils Band, from the 1985 movie of the same name.

Soon you’ll all believe I’m right, we’re all in for a most frightening night

He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)” by Alice Cooper from Friday The 13th: Part VI – Jason Lives.

R. Kelly‘s “Gotham City,” from Batman & Robin, which lyrically has nothing to do with Batman or Gotham whatsoever.

Gotham city for the ghetto ghetto, Gotham city for the ghetto ghetto

Dream Warriors” by Dokken, from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3.

With the dream warriors, don’t wanna dream no more and maybe tonight,
maybe tonight you’ll be gone

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