Fall Out Boy's New Ghostbusters Theme Song, Unlike Bustin', Does Not Make Us Feel Good

It actually makes us feel bad for a couple reasons, first and foremost being that the song is just not very good. But even more unfortunately, we fully expect a legion of jackasses to flood the internet and blame this on the fact that the new Ghostbusters movie stars women.

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Honestly, I’m so ready for assholes to start a new barrage of Ghostbusters-centric misogyny about this dumb song that I actually feel sort of defensive about it I mean, I don’t like the song particularly, but it doesn’t invoke any kind of anger or disgust in me. In that sense, it’s technically one of my favorite Fall Out Boy songs ever. I sure as hell like it more than I like the garbage piles who spend all their energies railing against a film because it had the temerity to cast women instead of men.

Hey, you know what? If nothing else, this song is not going to be used to score a scene where I have to watch a ghost give Dan Aykroyd a blowjob. Advantage: Fall Out Boy featuring Missy Elliott.

Rob Bricken was the Editor of io9 from 2016-18, the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news site Topless Robot, and now writes nerd stuff for many places, because it's all he's good at.

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angriergeek
Angrier Geek

But does Ray Parker Jr. get paid...then hands a portion over Huey Lewis...again? I’d rather hear this than “I Want A New Drug” any day of the week.

I sure as hell like it more than I like the garbage piles who spend all their energies railing against a film because it had the temerity to cast women instead of men.

This. This is why I’m going to see it even if advance word is one of it being worse than a dumpster fire with your grandparents trapped inside. And the “Oh, I just don’t like it because it looks bad” excuse is bullshit. I can think of half a dozen shit reboots that didn’t produce this level of venom or people swearing not to see it. I can only imagine what it would have been like if they’d gone with the first reboot plan: all Black Ghostbusters. I’m sure you’d see a lot of “I’m not a racist but...” bullshit there too.