I just got a great early Christmas present. My darling husband secretly got us a copy of the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. It's got so many great jams! You might have expected that if you saw the movie and heard the awesome 80s/90s music tied in with the cassette tape the main character Star-Lord (Peter Quill) treasures. It's called, of course, "Awesome Mix Vol. 1" and it was made by his mom who passed away. I can't wait to get my hands on the comics so I can see what role music plays in the original story.
There are so many great tunes on this soundtrack, especially for all of us Gen Xers - but really for anyone who is a human person (but why limit ourselves, right Guardians?). These rockin' songs are a nice antidote for the sweetness of the holiday sounds attacking your eardrums right now. Long live the mix tape!!!
1. Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede
2. Go All the Way - Raspberries
3. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
4. Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
6. I'm Not in Love - 10cc
7. I Want You Back - Jackson 5
8. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
9. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
10. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
11. O-O-H Child - The Five Stairsteps
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye