Recently discovered, Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 2! Don’t miss more of the greatest sounds of the Terran 70s!


superstion - stevie wonder // december 1963 - the four seasons // rich girl - daryl hall and john oates // you make me feel like dancing - leo sayer // i feel the earth move - carole king // come and get it - badfinger // raindrops keep fallin’ on my head - bj thomas // livin’ thing - elo // war - edwin starr // lawyers, guns, and money - warren zevon // take a chance on me - abba // baby hold on - eddie money


awesome mix vol. 1; the surprisingly phenomenal soundtrack to “guardians of the galaxy”

hooked on a feeling, BLUE SUEDE // go all the way, THE RASPBERRIES // spirit in the sky, NORMAN GREENBAUM // moonage daydream, DAVID BOWIE // fooled around and fell in love, ELVIN BISHOP // i’m not in love, 10CC // i want you back, JACKSON 5 // come and get your love, REDBONE // cherrybomb, THE RUNAWAYS // escape (pina colada), RUPERT HOLMES // o-o-h child, THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS // ain’t no mountain high enough, MARVIN GAYE* // abc, JACKSON 5*

*technically on the second mixtape, but whatever

awesome mix vol. 2; a hypothetical playlist extrapolated from the “top 100” lists from the release years of the songs on vol. 1 

i will survive, GLORIA GAYNOR // mrs. robinson, SIMON & GARFUNKEL // my sharona, THE KNACK // bennie and the jets, ELTON JOHN // sweet caroline, NEIL DIAMOND // kung fu fighting, CARL DOUGLAS // shining star, EARTH WIND & FIRE // boogie fever, THE SYLVERS // bohemian rhapsody, QUEEN // ymca, THE VILLAGE PEOPLE // raindrops keep falling on my head, BJ THOMAS // (shake, shake, shake) shake your booty, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND // one bad apple, THE OSMONDS // the lion sleeps tonight, ROBERT JOHN // i’ll take you there, THE STAPLE SINGERS*

*i don’t think peter’s mother would have put this very-clearly-about-sex song on there, but i like it

The tape is really the character of Quill’s mother. One of the Marvel folks kept saying we were crazy to put Seventies songs in the movie, that it was going to alienate kids. I guess he thought Quill should have downloaded Beyonce and Kesha off iTunes. Now I see kids singing ‘Hooked On A Feeling’.
—  Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, on Awesome Mix Vol. 1 becoming the first ever soundtrack without any new songs to hit Number One

If you ever plan to travel the galaxy for the next twenty years, you’re gonna need at least all of these songs on your playlist until it drives you crazy.

Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Swede) || Go All the Way (The Raspberries) || Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) || Moonage Daydream (David Bowie) || Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop) || I’m Not in Love (10cc) || I Want You Back (The Jackson 5) || Come and Get Your Love (Redbone) || Cherry Bomb (The Runaways) || Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (Rupert Holmes) || O-O-H Child (Five Stairsteps) || Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel)

[listen here]