Personal project. Inspired by Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
[May contain Guardians of the Galaxy Spoilers.] Guardians of the Galaxy had a very fun and iconic sound. That sound largely came from a mix tape that the main character, Peter Quill (Starlord), received from his mother when he was a child. At the end of the movie, we find out he has a second tape. The obvious implication is the sequel will have the same iconic soundtrack of (mostly) 70s pop songs. I like to think of my self as pretty good with music, so I decided to guess what songs might appear in the next movie and on Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Here it is.
To come up with this, I looked at how the first movie used the music and then looked into any clues I could find about the plot of the sequel. After that, I went through all the billboard 100 hits from 1967 through 1982 that had a similar sound. I also looked into what I would call pop-adjacent songs, which would include familiar songs that were not on top 100 billboard charts and songs by artists that frequented the charts. I ended up having 10/12 of the songs from top 100 charts and 2 songs by top 100 artists. The 13th song is more of a bonus track that I’d really love to see in the movie; I really don’t think it’s likely to show up, but it did reach the #2 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.
|1.||The Air That I Breathe||The Hollies||1974|
|2.||More, More, More||Andrea True Connection||1976|
|3.||Vehicle||The Ides Of March||1970|
|4.||Blinded By The Light||Manfred Mann’s Earth Band||1977|
|5.||Tighter, Tighter||Alive and Kicking||1970|
|6.||Mama Told Me (Not To Come)||Three Dog Night||1970|
|7.||Just The Two Of Us||Grover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers||1981|
|9.||Bad Moon Rising||Creedence Clearwater Revival||1969|
|10.||(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher||Rita Coolidge||1977|
|11.||A Life Of Illusion||Joe Walsh||1981|
|12.||Nothing From Nothing||Billy Preston||1974|
|13.||Also Sprach Zarathustra (Disco Version)||Deodato||1973|
Anyway, if you liked the songs from Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll probably feel the same way about these. When the movie actually comes out, I’ll compare it’s Awesome Mix Vol. 2 with my own.