Marvel Entertainment’s biggest thing since they put Robert Downey Jr. in an iron suit, Guardians of the Galaxy re-injects the superhero movie genre with so much vitality and innovation that I could watch it five more times (and once in IMAX, please). But along with the excellent script, superb cast and eye-popping special effects, the movie’s greatness is enhanced by the mix tape loaded in Peter Quill’s Walkman.
Labeled simply ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 1,’ director James Gunn released the tracklist on facebook.
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