Who ya gonna call? A lawyer

Published July 23, 2010

Yesterday, Gavin posted a great link in the Sidepodcast comments - 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ghostbusters.

For once, this is a list where I did not, in fact, know any of the items on it. To be honest, though, they aren’t all entirely fascinating, but you must keep reading to the end to uncover this gem:

…you won’t find the music video on the home video version of the movie Ghostbusters, due to a plagiarism suit brought by Huey Lewis in 1984. Lewis charged that the tune to “Ghostbusters” was essentially the same as “I Want a New Drug” by Huey Lewis and the News, which came out six months earlier.

Oh my god, it really, really is. Mr C and I are both in shock about this, are we the only people who didn’t know? Apparently the dispute was settled out of court, but Mr Lewis had quite the claim!

Have a listen to the Huey Lewis song:

And now the Ghostbusters theme:

This makes Men at Work look subtle!

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