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Various – Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1


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Various – Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1


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Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album for the Marvel Studios film of the same name. Featuring the songs present on Peter Quill's mixtape in the film, the album was released by Hollywood Records on July 29, 2014. A separate film score album, Guardians of the Galaxy (Original Score), composed by Tyler Bates, was also released by Hollywood Records on the same date, along with a deluxe version featuring both albums. The soundtrack album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album in history consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart. – Wiki

“When Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn began assembling the soundtrack for his Marvel superhero flick, he wanted familiar hits but not overplayed radio staples. In the movie, now officially the biggest film of the year, these songs would connect lead character Peter "Star-Lord" Quill – who was abducted by aliens just after his mother's death in 1988 – to his old life and the era his mother grew up in.

"The tape is really the character of Quill's mother," Gunn tells Rolling Stone. "The Walkman and the compilation tape inside of it is the heart of the film."

As he worked, the director compiled a playlist of tunes, most from the Seventies, that he thought the character would have liked. David Bowie, the Runaways and the Jackson 5 all make appearances, complemented by tracks from lesser known acts like the Raspberries ("Go All the Way") and Blue Swede ("Hooked on a Feeling"). "I think most of the songs, although slight hits, never truly had their day in the sun," Gunn says. "That time is now. I also think people are hungry for good, old-fashioned, well-crafted pop songs that exist outside of any sort of imposed hipness or irony."

It turns out, he was onto something. A week after its release, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 topped the album charts, becoming the first soundtrack ever to do so without having a single original song.” – Rolling Stone

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Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1


Hollywood Records


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Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen


Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Soundtrack, Power Pop, Soul, Soft Rock

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