70s pop mix tape for the galaxy's heroes
The sci-fi movie Guardians of the Galaxy has a great 70's mix-tape for a soundtrack. The movie is introducing a whole new generation of kids to the great pop rock that powered the 70s. Here is the track list (in order of song appearance for the movie), and then the bonus songs we would have added to this or to the sequel. New fans can use the 2nd list as a starting point for more songs. Our “Guardians of the Galaxy” mix tape parts 1 and 2:
Part I : In the movie:
1 - Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
2 - Go All the Way by the Raspberries (Eric Carmen)
3 - Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede
4 - Moonage Daydream - David Bowie (our favorite song on the list). This come from the album: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars.
5 - Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum, a fitting track.
6 - Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop, with great Mickey Thomas vocal (Jefferson Starship)
7 - Cherry Bomb by The Runaways with Joan Jett
8 - I'm Not in Love by 10cc
9 - I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
10 - Escape (The Piña Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
11 - O-o-h Child by the Five Stairsteps, Quill sings this to Ronan the Accuser.
12 - Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, credits roll.
II: Our Bonus 70s List for GotG:
13 – Shining Star by Earth Wind & Fire, for Quill the Star-Lord
14 – Rocket Man by Elton John, for Rocket the raccoon
15 – Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas, for Drax the Destroyer.
16 – No More Mr. Niceguy by Alice Cooper, for Thanos
17 – The Trees by Rush, and Songs from the Wood by Jethro Tull for Groot
18 – Planet Queen by T-Rex, for Gamora
19 – Livin' Thing by ELO for the elemental stone
20 – Come Sail Away by Styx, for all five Guardians and their sleek ship
and finally, Band on the Run by Paul McCartney and Wings, for the ravagers.
Also check out: Top 20 Feel-Good Songs for more 70s hits
and 70s Disco Beats for dance songs
There you have it: the best 70s mix tape for Guardians of the Galaxy. The soundtrack to a fun movie and a decade of fun. Hopefully, the new generation of pop music fans will try some of these happy tunes. Keep on truckin',