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#1 fishermb

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:43

Does anyone remember there being a song circa 1984-1985 using the Ghostbusters theme music in the background about not wanting lights at Wrigley? I am trying to track down a copy of it if anyone has any leads!


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:57

Doubtful, as Wrigley didn't get lights until 1988. But keep us posted.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:58

Doubtful, as Wrigley didn't get lights until 1988. But keep us posted.

 

I have no clue about the song, but the fight over lights was fierce in the mid-80s, so I can certainly believe there was such a song at the time.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:02

Try to last 31 seconds.

 


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:45

Doubtful, as Wrigley didn't get lights until 1988. But keep us posted.

 
I have no clue about the song, but the fight over lights was fierce in the mid-80s, so I can certainly believe there was such a song at the time.
I don't doubt there was such a song, and others as well. Once the lights were finally installed, the movement seemed to die pretty quickly, so the song must have disappeared with it.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:28

I remember the NO LIGHTS signs around Wrigley and in the windows of the apartments around there. I don't remember the song, though...
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:04

There was a Padres song making fun of the Cubs back then I think.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:37

I'm sure Ray Parker Jr. and his lawyers made that song go away.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:51

I'm sure Ray Parker Jr. and his lawyers made that song go away.

 

You mean after *he* ripped off Huey Lewis, who ripped off the Bar-Kays?

 

 


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 18:05

Yup, that was a pretty hot issue at the time with threats of moving out and all that.  At about that time, Notre Dame had found a way to have night football games without installing lights by paying someone to truck in a mobile lighting system.  I can't find a reference to it but there was talk of bringing in the same system for Wrigley but it never materialized, I guess.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 21:04

Sounds like something a radio show host would have concocted.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:37

Thanks everyone for the replies here. I had heard maybe a 5-second snippet of the song in a news piece from back in 1985 and the only lyrics being sung were "We aint putting up lights" with what clearly sounded like the Ghostbusters theme. No idea who is singing it but I figure it must exist somewhere out there.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:35

This reminds me of about 10-15 years ago when I tried but could not, for a period of years, track down a copy of Men in Blue online.  Of course, there's probably 10 different copies on YouTube now.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:42

These used to be all over the place in Wrigleyville back in the early 80s...

 

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 12:57

This reminds me of about 10-15 years ago when I tried but could not, for a period of years, track down a copy of Men in Blue online.  Of course, there's probably 10 different copies on YouTube now.

 

 

With me, The Larry Sanders Show and the first half of the 6th season (Jimmy Smits' last) of NYPD Blue.


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