There are lots of songs one needs for their quintessential Halloween-time musical playlist. There’s “Thriller,” “This Is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and or course, “The Monster Mash.” But among track included on such a playlist, one simply must include Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song from Ghostbusters.
Instead of using the version everyone knows by heart, we have an alternative suggestion for you this year. Thanks to Laughing Squid, we’ve discovered a delightful mashup of Beastie Boys’ ’90s smash hit “Intergalactic” with the Ghostbusters theme. Turns out, these two great tracks go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just please, hold the ectoplasm on that sandwich.
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The video was created by YouTuber and mashup artist extraordinaire William Maranci. This isn’t the first time he’s gone to the Ghostbusters well for inspiration. Last year around this time, he brought together Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” with the upbeat Ray Parker Jr. tune. And there was also a combination with “Hustle Bones” by Death Grips. While those are cool in their own right, this new Beastie Boys mashup seems more seamless. Here’s what he had to say about this year’s Halloween mashup:
“I’m required by law to make one Halloween mashup every year. Also, a few people have beat me to this idea, but I thought I’d put my own spin on this combo.”
It’s true, there have been other “Intergalactic Ghostbusters” musical mashups from other folks (Intergalactic Ghostbusters sure sounds like another franchise spin-off, doesn’t it?) But it helps of course that the video Maranci made finds the Beastie Boys facing off against their own giant city destroying entity. In their case, it’s a giant robot and not a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. But this easily makes this video mashup beat all the others.
For more of Maranci’s mas-up videos, be sure to head on over to his YouTube channel.
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