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In the 2014 Marvel movie Guardians Of The Galaxy, Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) has one mixed tape (Awesome Mix Vol. 1) that his mother made him before she passed away. It’s the only thing that he has left of his mother. The tape contains an array of catchy 70s songs his mom loved. The Grammy nominated soundtrack of Guardians Of The Galaxy is probably as legendary as the movie itself. Now get off your feet and enjoy the 10 best songs of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1! * This article may contain spoilers *
#10. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ was a modest hit in 1967 when it was first released. In 1970 Diana Ross covered the song and became #1 in the Billboard charts. The song is one of the most important records ever released by the Motown Label. The talented Tammi Terrell didn’t have too much time to enjoy her success: she was diagnosed with a brain tumor six months after the release and died three years later when she was only 24 years old.
#9. 10cc – I’m Not In Love
‘I’m Not In Love’ was written by 10cc lead singer Eric Stewart for his wife to make up for the fact that he did not tell her often enough that he loved her.
#8. The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
The Jackson 5 don’t need much introduction. ‘I Want You Back’ was the Jackson Brothers debut single and after performing on the Ed Sullivan Show they shot to fame. We love dancing to this song as much as mini Groot does.
#7. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
You can’t have a 70s soundtrack without sci-fi loving David Bowie. ‘Moonage Daydream’ is a song about an alien who has to fulfill his destiny to save the world from a disaster. Sounds like a perfect song to use in Guardians Of The Galaxy!
#6. Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around And Fell In Love
‘Fooled Around And Fell In Love’ is the blues rock song performed by Elvin Bishop. Star-Lord and Gamora have a romantic moment when they listen to this song on his walkman.
#5. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
The song is about a man who is bored with his current marriage. One day, he reads an personal advertisement about a woman who is seeking a man who must like piña coladas. The man is intrigued and arranges a meeting with this woman. When he arrives at the bar he discovers that the woman from the ad is actually his wife. The two decide to reconcile their marriage.
#4. The Raspberries – Go All The Way
The song ‘Go All The Way’ was banned by BBC for being to ‘risqué’ for that time.
#3. Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
Guardians Of The Galaxy isn’t the only movie that used ‘Hooked On A Feeling’ for their soundtrack. Quentin Tarrantino’s Reservoir Dogs features the upbeat song, and even Captain Hook sings it in Shrek 2. The song is also used in the second installment of Guardians Of The Galaxy.
#2. The Five Stairsteps – Ooh Child
‘Ooh Child’ is used for a very iconic scene in Guardians Of The Galaxy: the Star-Lord/Ronan dance-off. The Five Stairsteps scored a hit with the song in 1970 and the song has been covered by lots of artist, including Hall & Oates, Nina Simone and Janet Jackson.
#1. Redbone – Come And Get Your Love
The catchy song ‘Come And Get Your Love’ from the American Indian band Redbone is the absolute number 1. You can hear ‘Come And Get Your Love’ in the opening credits of the movie, where Peter Quill is dancing in a wasteland using a space rat as a microphone.
What’s your favourite track?
Can’t get enough of the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 soundtrack? Check out the Spotify playlist below for the full soundtrack list!
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