MUSICIAN

Ray Parker Jr.

1954 - Today

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Ray Erskine Parker Jr. (born May 1, 1954) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. As a solo performer, he wrote and performed the theme song to the 1984 film Ghostbusters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Parker Jr. has received more than 1,213,348 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ray Parker Jr. is the 1,375th most popular musician (down from 1,301st in 2019), the 6,807th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,236th in 2019) and the 550th most popular American Musician.

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  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Ray Parker Jr. ranks 1,375 out of 2,675Before him are Richard Bonynge, Kiko Loureiro, Hyde, Jonny Greenwood, Jenő Jandó, and Darryl Jones. After him are Nick Menza, Dave Navarro, Nick Jonas, John Dolmayan, Jimmy Miller, and Alexander Dreyschock.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1954, Ray Parker Jr. ranks 280Before him are Dietrich Thurau, Leonard Mlodinow, Elliot Goldenthal, Bob Weinstein, Barry Ackroyd, and Andrzej Lepper. After him are Erwin Wurm, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Zoran Simović, Robert Carradine, Sergei Sidorsky, and Amparo Muñoz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Parker Jr. ranks 6,807 out of 15,968Before him are Jim Loscutoff (1930), Gloria Jones (1945), Darryl Jones (1961), Bob Weinstein (1954), Tyler Posey (1991), and Warren Farrell (1943). After him are Hannah Van Buren (1783), Jon Turteltaub (1963), Proof (1973), Lewis Teague (1938), Crystal Reed (1985), and Dave Navarro (1967).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ray Parker Jr. ranks 550Before him are Clive Davis (1932), Memphis Minnie (1897), Daniel Johnston (1961), Neal Hefti (1922), Bukka White (1906), and Darryl Jones (1961). After him are Dave Navarro (1967), Nick Jonas (1992), Jimmy Miller (1942), Carol Kaye (1935), Country Joe McDonald (1942), and Allen Toussaint (1938).