‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack Revealed

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Marvel has released a number of comic book movies over the years, but none is expected to be as different and out of this world as Guardians of the Galaxy. Even Thor with its godly Asgardians and Norse mythology can’t hold a candle to the weirdness in store for audiences this August.

Starring Rocket (Bradley Cooper), a talking raccoon; Groot (Vin Diesel), a talking tree; alien assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana); warrior Drax (Dave Bautista); and outlaw Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), the plot behind the space adventure and how it will connect to The Avengers 2 is still kind of a mystery. In fact, all we’ve been able to glean from promos so far is that this gang of misfits will attempt to save the galaxy from Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), and they’ll apparently have a good time doing it.

Instead of explaining a potentially confusing intergalactic war, trailers have chosen to lure viewers in by focusing on the more grounded aspects of the movie, like the lead characters in action and the feel-good music (“Hooked on a Feeling” and “Spirit in the Sky,” for example).

It’s no surprise then that the rest of the soundtrack also features other similar classics from Star-Lord’s time on Earth as Peter Quill. Check out the newly released tracklist below:

  1. Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling
  2. Raspberries – Go All the Way
  3. Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky
  4. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
  5. Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love
  6. 10Cc – I’m Not in Love
  7. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  8. Redbone – Come and Get Your Love
  9. The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
  10. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
  11. The Five Stairsteps – O-O-H Child
  12. Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

And here’s the soundtrack cover:
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Now the first thing you’ll notice about the soundtrack is that it definitely pays homage to the 1980s when Quill grew up, even though most of the songs on it were actually released in the ’60s and ’70s, ten to fifteen years before he would have created this mixtape. The best part, however, is how the album cover actually looks like the mixtape cassette that Quill listens to and carries in the movie.

It’s been clear from the start that director James Gunn has been lucky enough to exert a lot of influence over the creative decisions on Guardians of the Galaxy. This soundtrack is further proof of that, as Gunn recently applauded Marvel on Facebook for having “the balls to go with this simple design” he conceived before sharing a photo of the same Walkman, which he actually used on the front page of his original pitch treatment for the film.

What do you think, Screen Ranters? Is it a good soundtrack? Let us know in the comments.

Guardians of the Galaxy releases in theaters on August 1st, 2014. The soundtrack will be available July 29th.

Source: JoBlo

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  1. Saw the three d trailer at Disney Hollywood studios. Awesome. My husband and I sang all the songs, embarrassed our kids, and confused the Brits and Brazilians sitting on either side of us. 3d effects enhanced without being overwhelming, and the sound system at this theater was immersive. Can’t wait to go!
    I owned a Walkman in the eighties and recorded off the radio or playing an LP, so recording music from the previous decade is what we did back then.

  2. Love the songs. They are all classics in their own way. Can’t wait to see how they fit into the film!

  3. What is the name of the song that plays in the first opening scene?

    • Come and Get Your Love

    • If you’re on about the bit in the hospital at the beginning when Quill’s a kid, then it’s “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc. If you’re on about when Quill enters the cave-like place, then it’s “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone.

    • The song playing in the opening scene is 10cc I’m not in love. 23 years later with Quill as a man we hear Come and get your love.

  4. I saw the movie about an hour ago. It was certainly a fantastic movie. Plenty of action, the humor was entertaining for all ages, interesting storyline, amazing character profiles, explosions are worthy of Michael Bay films, and the background of the whole story was produced immaculately. I’m only 18 but I’d definitely consider this the best movie of the year. The soundtrack is certainly dated, but as shown by this movie were great choices and make the movie all the better for the whole family.

  5. What a great movie. One of the best I’ve seen in years. The use of cassettes was refreshing to see(since i have a box of them in my attic). That movie has what has been lacking in most movies, a good storyline without all the extra stuff that’s not needed. Kudos to the director for making possibly the best film of the year

  6. “Ten to fifteen years before he would have created this mixtape.” If you listened during the film he didn’t create the mix tape, his mum created the mix tapes so he could listen to all her favorite songs….

  7. Didn’t it explain in the film that his mother was the one that provided him with the mixed tapes, both volumes I & II ?

  8. I’ve been raving about the soundtrack ever since I’ve watched the movie last weekend. Each track really did hit it home and helped tell Peter Quill’s story as opposed to just being shoehorned in.

  9. I love the movie and simply fell in love with the soundtrack. I will definitely buy the movie and songs.
    Here is my list for Awesome Mix Vol. 2:

    1. “The air that I breathe” by The Hollies

    2. “Telephone Line” by ELO

    3. “Love Hurts” by Nazareth

    4. “Trouble” by Lindsay Buckingham

    5. “White room” by Cream

    6. “White rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane

    7. “Ashes to ashes” by David Bowie

    8. “Gimme shelter” by The Rolling Stones

    9. “I want a little sugar in my bowl” by Nina Simone

    10.”Baby, it’s you” by Smith

  10. Did nobody else notice in the film that his mum made him the mixtape so he could enjoy the songs she listened to during her childhood, yes they are from the seventies and it makes perfect sense

  11. Soundtrack was a great part of the movie. All songs I remember as a kid… on the radio… before cassettes.

  12. Loved the movie and the soundtrack is awesome!

  13. Soundtrack was fun! I was surprised and glad for a change that a movie had some decent music! Thank you – refreshing (yes, I’m a child of the 70′s).

  14. Loved the soundtrack, I graduated HS 1976 so these songs were awesome!!

  15. best movie my kids or I have ever seen and the classic soundtrack only helped. I wish I could see maybe a part 2..

  16. it perfect… I mean it very good