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Guardians of the Galaxy brings 70s hits back to the top of the charts

08.07.2014by:

I think you GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY fans may get a kick out of this, as 70s classics are now finding themselves inexplicably at the top of the music charts! It's great to see everyone embracing GUARDIANS so fully, especially it's retro soundtrack that fit the film like a glove. The official soundtrack (Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1) is currenlty number 1 on both the iTunes and Amazon digital-album sales, as well as number 2 on Amazon's overall CD sales.

In case you need a reminder, here's the tracklist:

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

Including these classic tracks was a stroke of genius that not only connected the audience with our otherworldly characters but made sense from a narrative standpoint (unlike, say, a Tarantino flick). I would love to see Peter Quill make it back to Earth in a sequel, as I could just imagine him spending a lot of time in a vintage record shop, or having Rocket scrounge up parts to make him a tape recorder.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now in theaters!

Source: USA Today

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11:42PM on 08/07/2014

doesn't surprise me at all

I bought the soundtrack on iTunes the next day lol!!
I bought the soundtrack on iTunes the next day lol!!
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10:25PM on 08/07/2014
James Gunn said the mix tape was the first thing he added to the screenplay when he was brought on board. Ingenious idea.
James Gunn said the mix tape was the first thing he added to the screenplay when he was brought on board. Ingenious idea.
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9:16PM on 08/07/2014
I can see this soundtrack becoming a classic, similar to what Pulp Fiction did with it's soundtrack.
I can see this soundtrack becoming a classic, similar to what Pulp Fiction did with it's soundtrack.
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8:50PM on 08/07/2014

Super down BUT!

Low blow on the Tarantino comment
Low blow on the Tarantino comment
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9:40PM on 08/07/2014
That wasn't a blow to Tarantino at all. His music exists outside of the narrative, meaning the characters don't hear it or acknowledge it. In GotG, the music is part of the narrative, the characters hear it and the songs mean something to the character.
That wasn't a blow to Tarantino at all. His music exists outside of the narrative, meaning the characters don't hear it or acknowledge it. In GotG, the music is part of the narrative, the characters hear it and the songs mean something to the character.
4:00PM on 08/07/2014

I hopes Peter Quill never returns to Earth.

Because then he'll find out what happened to music.
Because then he'll find out what happened to music.
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4:06PM on 08/07/2014
True
True
4:15PM on 08/07/2014
I think his reaction to new music would be worth seeing him return to Earth, or just intercept a signal and hear "Fancy" and be like "what kind of planet enjoys music like that?"
I think his reaction to new music would be worth seeing him return to Earth, or just intercept a signal and hear "Fancy" and be like "what kind of planet enjoys music like that?"
6:33PM on 08/07/2014
Yep....Today's music is a sound bite....oh man! I'm starting to sound like my old man!
Yep....Today's music is a sound bite....oh man! I'm starting to sound like my old man!
3:07PM on 08/07/2014
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the best examples of displaying how the music actually contributes in telling the story and not just 'shoehorned' in for the sake of sale(s).

I really hope for the sequel, we get another awesome mix, considering that's what they were foreshadowing with the ending of Guardians.
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the best examples of displaying how the music actually contributes in telling the story and not just 'shoehorned' in for the sake of sale(s).

I really hope for the sequel, we get another awesome mix, considering that's what they were foreshadowing with the ending of Guardians.
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