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On Our Own is the theme song to Ghostbusters II. It was performed by Bobby Brown, and written by L.A. Reid, Babyface, and Darryl Simmons.

Official RecordingsEdit

These are official recordings of the song by Bobby Brown that have been released to the public by MCA Records. Runtimes listed are the official runtimes as listed on the CD/cassette singles, images of most can be found in the Gallery section below. Some sources list a runtime that is a second or two different, so runtimes are listed as a guide and not meant to be 100% exact.

  • Instrumental Version (4:37) - available on the U.S & U.K. CD singles.
  • 7" Version/Without Rap (4:15) - available on the U.S & U.K. CD singles and the cassette single.
  • With Rap (4:22) - available on the cassette single.
  • Extended Club Version/12" Version (6:29) - available on the U.S & U.K. CD singles (titled on the U.S. disc, but not on the case art).

Music VideoEdit

Like many movie soundtrack videos, it uses both a recreation of the concept of the movie and actual clips from the movie. The clips appear on billboards and signage throughout New York City, especially Times Square. The video was directed by Alek Keshishian [1], and many actors who did not appear in Ghostbusters II, make cameo appearances in the video.

GuestsEdit

Cast from Film
This doesn't include actors that appear in clips from the film.

Cameo non-film
(ones with question marks after the name are unconfirmed, and some that are completely unknown aren't in the list at all)

  • Donald Trump
  • Christopher Reeve (?)
    • On bicycle
  • Jane Curtin
    • Steps out of theater, puts on sunglasses, looks up
  • Sally Kirkland (?)
  • Lori Singer
    • Cellist
  • Malcolm Forbes (?)
    • Stares at Icon Ghost in revolving door, parked motorcycle in front of him
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter (?)
  • Iman
    • Steps out of black limousine
  • The Ramones, Joey and Marky (?)
    • Holding tuba, surrounded by people
  • Doug E Fresh
    • Appears on signage with Bobby Brown later in video

LyricsEdit

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If you want something done, you gotta do it yourself

Yeah, I think this is gonna be another one of those funky ones
Heart, soul, hit, hit, dance

If I was you
And you were me
You'd wanna be winning
If you want something better
You're gonna wanna give your all

Cause I believe
So much as we
You know I'm not kidding
If you feel the same as me y'all
You're gonna wanna take the ball

chorus:
Now I found out that nothing is given
Don't know where the cards may fall
All I know is that we've gotta get it
We've gotta make it on our own

Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!

Now can't you see
That all you need
To be a go-getter
Gotta make your own decisions
Gotta go for what you know

There comes a time
In our lives
You wanna be bigger
You gotta keep, keep on pushing
You gotta learn to take control

chorus

Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
Gotta, gotta take it home
Gotta, gotta, gotta take it home

Heart, soul, hit, hit, dance

Too hot to handle
Too cold to hold
They call the Ghostbusters
And they're in control

Had them throwing a party for a bunch of children
When all the while, the slime was under the building
So they packed up, regrouped, got a grip, camera quick
Grabbed their proton packs on their backs and they split

Found out about Vigo
The master of evil
Try to battle my boys
That's not legal

Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
They're in control
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
Hit, hit, ya know it
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!

I said they're in control
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
Hit, hit, ya know it
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
Hit, hit, ya know it
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!

Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
We got, we got, we got
We got, we got, we got
If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
Too hot to handle
Too cold to hold
They are the Ghostbusters
And they're in control

Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
Gotta, gotta take it home
Gotta, gotta take it home
If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
Gotta, gotta take it home
Gotta, gotta, gotta take it home

Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
Owww!
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
Hit, hit, ya know it
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!

Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
Owww!
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
Hit, hit, ya know it
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!

Too hot to handle
Too cold to hold
They call the Ghostbusters
And they're in control

Had them throwing a party for a bunch of children
When all the while, the slime was under the building
So they packed up, regrouped, got a grip, camera quick
Grabbed their proton packs on their backs and they split

Found out about Vigo
The master of evil
Try to battle my boys
That's not legal

Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
They're in control
Hit, hit, ya know it
Oh! Oh! Whoa! Oh!
I said they're in control
If it's up to us, we've got to take it home

[fade out]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Spook Central Facebook: MTV Goes Behind-The-Scenes

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Music VideoEdit

(all images come from Spook Central)

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