‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, the beloved Marvel film series, is renowned not just for its interstellar heroes but also for its unforgettable soundtrack. With a mixtape that takes us on a nostalgia-fuelled journey through the ’70s and ’80s, the film’s music selection has left a profound impact. Let’s check out the beats of classic rock and pop hits that have become an integral part of the Guardians of the Galaxy experience.
‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac: In most epic MCU showdowns, you’d expect a booming orchestral score, but James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ breaks the mould. Take the finale of ‘Vol. 2,’ where Quill taps into his inner Celestial to face off with Ego. Instead of a grandiose score, it’s Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’ that brings the feels. This pop classic hits the emotional bullseye, turning the universe-saving battle into a father-son face-off, and man, it’s pure magic
‘Come A Little Bit Closer’ by Jay & The Americans: Yondu, with his Yaka Arrow, gives the backstabbing Ravagers a taste of their own medicine. Rocket’s got his back, and they’re jamming to ‘Come A Little Bit Closer’ by Jay & The Americans while reclaiming the ship.
‘Moonage Daydream’ by David Bowie: When Bowie’s ‘Moonage Daydream’ hits your eardrums as the Guardians roll up on Knowhere, it’s music magic. It’s the kind of otherworldly tune that fits the scene like a cosmic glove.
‘I Want You Back’ by The Jackson 5: James Gunn tugged at our heartstrings, giving us all the feels when he offed Groot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Baby Groot busting out some moves to the Jackson 5’s ‘I Want You Back’ was pure magic.
‘My Sweet Lord’ by George Harrison: Remember that scene when they meet Star-Lord’s old man, Ego, played by the legendary Kurt Russell? Right after that, he whisks them off to his home sweet home while George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’ plays throughout.
‘Come And Get Your Love’ by Redbone: When ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ kicks off, we see Peter Quill, but he’s all grown up now, thanks to Chris Pratt’s awesome acting. The vibe is dark and gloomy at first, but then it goes all lively and hilarious. Star-Lord starts grooving to ‘Come and Get Your Love’ on his Walkman.
‘Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang’ by Silver: James Gunn levelled up the music game with ‘Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang.’ Instead of just playing in the background, the song and the movie do a dance-off. The poppy vibes and upbeat tempo make all the on-screen shenanigans feel even more epic.
‘Hooked On A Feeling’ by Blue Swede: This song sets the mood for the film in the trailer, showing us what’s in store.
‘Mr. Blue Sky’ by The Electric Light Orchestra: In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ you’d think the opening scene would be all about a massive alien smackdown. Instead baby Groot breaks it down to ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ by Electric Light Orchestra.
The Rubberband Man by The Spinners: In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ when the cosmic team, the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ enter? Well, they rolled in style with ‘The Rubberband Man’ by the Spinners jammin’ in the background.