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Ray Parker, Jr.

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The Resume

    (May 1, 1954- )
    Recorded the hit song 'Ghostbusters'
    Guest appeared as himself on 'Gimme a Break' (1981) and '21 Jump Street' (1987)

Why he might be annoying:

    'Ghostbusters' is one of the corniest songs of all time.
    He sued Huey Lewis in 2001 for comments Lewis made on an episode of VH1's Behind the Music (2001).
    He lost a previous court case against Huey Lewis. He claimed Huey's song, 'I Want a New Drug,' sounds just like 'Ghostbusters.'
    He made the phrase 'Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters' very popular in the 80's.
    He is a one hit wonder.
    His web page claims he is afraid of ghosts and the dark.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He won a Grammy award.
    In 1973, he wrote the song 'Mr. Telephone Man,' but decided not to use that song on any of his solo albums. In 1983, New Edition decided to record 'Mr Telephone Man' and it ended up being a hit single.
    He started playing music at five.
    He was the guitar player for Marvin Gaye's band at fifteen.

Credit: My Niece Alyse

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 33 Votes: 3.03% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 35.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 63.04% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 61.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 101 Votes: 67.33% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 230 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 315 Votes: 66.35% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 214 Votes: 59.35% Annoying