Ray Parker Jr - 'Ghostbusters' (1984)
Every time I hear Ghostbusters I always get so excited! Being a child of the 80s means its one of my favourite films as well as favourite 80s songs. So in the spirit of Halloween, it joins my Saturday Night Jukebox!
A good way to indulge in some 80s cheese on a larger scale is heading down to The Underworld across the road from Camden tube station. At their 'Pump Up the Volume' 80s night you could do the running man, moonwalk or shuffle your feet Rick Astley style to your hearts content, without anyone so much as batting a coral pink eyelid! Feeling at one with my people(and a lot of them seem to be European tourists strangely enough), I bumped into a charming German girl whilst my friends were at the bar. She mentioned she liked my t-shirt as she passed. I was sporting the 1989 Batman logo as I was trying to the dress the part without going through my mum and dad's current wardrobe. Thinking "why aren't the British so friendly!" I got talking to her. She asked whether I lived nearby and if I came here often. It wasn't until she said it would be great if I came to join her and her 2 friends nearby that I started to squirm. I apologised and said I was already with my friends and pointed to them at the bar, who waved. The German girl said it was a shame and gave my arm a squeeze, then left. Hey wait a minute... I've been hit on, by a girl....Cool! I felt my face go really hot when my friends arrived and said, "So, who's your girlfriend?!"
|Listen...do you smell something?|
The highlight song of that night for me was Ghostbusters. We bombed it to the centre of the dance floor and jumped around like fools. I've never had the opportunity to be part of a mass dance routine like the ones people took part in, in discos in the 70s, but we noticed there was a group doing the Ghostbusters "walk" from the video so we joined in. Soon the whole dance floor plus those on the bar mezzanine were doing it! Es war fantastisch!
|If someone asks if you're a God, you say yes!|
|What a disgusting blob!|
SATURDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX! - Ray Parker Jr - 'Ghostbusters'
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