Of the many bits of genius in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the use of music is one of the most commendable. The director not only put together an incredible mix of 70s and 80s staples, but he wove the soundtrack into the actual story in a way that fit the characters and markedly enhanced the film.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opening in just a few short weeks (May 5th), it looks like Gunn has done it again with the revelation of the tracklisting for the aptly titled Awesome Mix Vol. 2.
The sequel to one of the best selling vinyl records of recent times is here: presenting the tracklist to Awesome Mix Vol. 2.
There’s plenty for music aficionados to love here, from Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra to Flash Light by Parliment. Even the most casual music fan can appreciate the inclusion of tracks like The Chain by Fleetwood Mac (apparently, the band had to watch the scene the song is used in before giving approval) and Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass.
There are also some deeper cuts, such as Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang by Silver and Jay and the Americans’ Come a Little Bit Closer.
The final track on the album is one Gunn wrote alongside composer Tyler Bates to be the “Guardians take on Meco’s disco Star Wars theme.” It’s a comedic number that features vocals by one of Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) childhood heroes, the great David Hasselhoff.
Find the poster revealing the tracklisting below.