The Awesomeness of Awesome Mix #1 Can't Be Stopped

The Awesomeness of Awesome Mix #1 Can't Be Stopped

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Peter Quill's personal mix tape of classic hits from Guardians of the Galaxy is #1 on the Billboard charts.

Sure, we knew that Awesome Mix #1 made for an awesome musical backdrop to Guardians of the Galaxy, but now it's officially awesome, having reached the top of the Billboard charts this week. Awesomeness aside, this makes the mix the first album made up entirely of previously released songs to ever hit #1, which makes for another feather in director James Gunn's cap.

And Gunn seems pretty pleased with himself, telling fans "All those days as a child I spent locked in a room listening to AM radio were not wasted!" Though he also admits that the success of Guardians' mix-tape style soundtrack means we're likely to see a flood of imitators... which might not be such a good thing. "Somewhere in a boardroom right now a movie executive is trying to give a film that's not testing well the 'Guardians soundtrack treatment but with a new twist' - say, nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy," which he says we aren't likely to thank him for.

Still, we'll enjoy the afterglow of the Awesome Mix while we can... and look forward to Awesome Mix #2.

Source: Billboard via io9

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Not surprising, the track list is stacked with great songs. The fact it's #1 just means 'kids these days' do still know what good music is, despite the shlock that's 'popular'

90s grunge over buddy comedy is surprisingly close to something I'm writing.

As awesome as the soundtrack was, I'm still holding out for a soundtrack of Frank.

I wonder how different the sound track would be if Star Lord was Black, we'd here a song from Trouble man again, i'm sure :P

I have been listening to this album non-stop for the past three days, so I am pleased with this news.

So... What's on it? Haven't had the chance to see it, and I can't seem to find the list...

Oh man, Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be the dawn of the era of TERRIBLE movie soundtracks.

YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU!

JaceArveduin:
So... What's on it? Haven't had the chance to see it, and I can't seem to find the list...

Ah, and here you are, found in a Marvel article

1. Hooked on a Feeling Performed by Blue Swede
2. Go All the Way Performed by Raspberries
3. Spirit in the Sky* Performed by Norman Greenbaum
4. Moonage Daydream Performed by David Bowie
5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love Performed by Elvin Bishop
6. I'm Not in Love Performed by 10cc
7. I Want You Back Performed by Jackson 5
8. Come and Get Your Love Performed by Redbone
9. Cherry Bomb Performed by The Runaways
10. Escape (The Piņa Colada Song) Performed by Rupert Holmes
11. O-O-H Child Performed by The Five Stairsteps
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
*Not in film

Anyone else want this on an actual cassette tape? I really wish they would release one, cause it'd be about as good to me as a CD would be...

Kameburger:
Anyone else want this on an actual cassette tape? I really wish they would release one, cause it'd be about as good to me as a CD would be...

They're releasing a vinyl soon...

I'm really happy about this news though. It gives me faith in humanity again.

Also, Guardians of the Galaxy may be one of the best uses of a licensed soundtrack I've ever seen. The way the music actually has a very important role in the film was inspired.

Lunar Templar:
Not surprising, the track list is stacked with great songs. The fact it's #1 just means 'kids these days' do still know what good music is, despite the shlock that's 'popular'

The Albums Chart tends to be more in line with reality of what people listen to. Here in the UK especially it seems almost completely divorced from the singles chart. I see a lot of actually good albums charting very highly. I'm glad we still live in a world where albums such as "...Like Clockwork" or still get to No.1 and No.2.

Also your comment is somewhat off the mark because, in general, older buyers tend to go for albums over singles. But it can't ALL be old people :P

Gxas:

JaceArveduin:
So... What's on it? Haven't had the chance to see it, and I can't seem to find the list...

Ah, and here you are, found in a Marvel article

1. Hooked on a Feeling Performed by Blue Swede
2. Go All the Way Performed by Raspberries
3. Spirit in the Sky* Performed by Norman Greenbaum
4. Moonage Daydream Performed by David Bowie
5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love Performed by Elvin Bishop
6. I'm Not in Love Performed by 10cc
7. I Want You Back Performed by Jackson 5
8. Come and Get Your Love Performed by Redbone
9. Cherry Bomb Performed by The Runaways
10. Escape (The Piņa Colada Song) Performed by Rupert Holmes
11. O-O-H Child Performed by The Five Stairsteps
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
*Not in film

Thank you Mr. Awesome Guy. Now I shall maybe eventually buy this!

Kameburger:
Anyone else want this on an actual cassette tape? I really wish they would release one, cause it'd be about as good to me as a CD would be...

I've heard that they're actually going to release it on cassette, but I saw someone say that on Facebook, so take that with several grains of salt.

Gxas:

JaceArveduin:
So... What's on it? Haven't had the chance to see it, and I can't seem to find the list...

Ah, and here you are, found in a Marvel article

1. Hooked on a Feeling Performed by Blue Swede
2. Go All the Way Performed by Raspberries
3. Spirit in the Sky* Performed by Norman Greenbaum
4. Moonage Daydream Performed by David Bowie
5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love Performed by Elvin Bishop
6. I'm Not in Love Performed by 10cc
7. I Want You Back Performed by Jackson 5
8. Come and Get Your Love Performed by Redbone
9. Cherry Bomb Performed by The Runaways
10. Escape (The Piņa Colada Song) Performed by Rupert Holmes
11. O-O-H Child Performed by The Five Stairsteps
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
*Not in film

Gotta give the whole thing a listen to soon, thanks!

EDIT: This guy made it all in a nice convenient playlist to listen to. They even made it so that the spools move!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpRjkOHBe_TgmznCle__jWDhoV4aFgCjw

"Nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy, which he says we aren't likely to thank him for."

...I would be okay with this.

Also, word limit, so something something Guardians of the Galaxy, something something great music.

I admit I didn't really like the Awesome Mix in Guardians of The Galaxy. Excellent movie but the music not so much. I like 60's and 70's music but I prefer Classic Rock like Cream, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, ETC.

I remember watching the movie and thinking "Aw man, everyone except me is going to LOVE the soundtrack that gets released."

There ya go.

And say what you want about crappy knock-off attempts at doing the same thing, but if some crappy movie is released with 90s Ambient Electronica Classics as a separate soundtrack, I will be all over that.

harpere:
Though he also admits that the success of Guardians' mix-tape style soundtrack means we're likely to see a flood of imitators... which might not be such a good thing. "Somewhere in a boardroom right now a movie executive is trying to give a film that's not testing well the 'Guardians soundtrack treatment but with a new twist' - say, nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy," which he says we aren't likely to thank him for.

I'm not exactly going to begrudge him for it, either. Hollywood is practically defined by poorly recycling ideas by using them in ways that don't work because the people making the movie couldn't be bothered to consider why the idea worked in the format that it did.

I admit, I have been wanting to buy it, well adding to my list of stuff I want to buy (the 1987 TNMT is on the list recently). I will be watching the film again next week so I get another chance to listen to the tracks again (can't be bother tracking all the individual track on Youtube).

I've heard these songs in so many other movies the effect here isn't the same for me.

You have to give Gunn credit, he's at least aware of the perils of having good ideas in Hollywood. It does remind me of how DC tried to bring back Captain Carrot after seeing how well Rocket Raccoon was doing (while simultaneously having no idea why Rocket worked and why trying to have Carrot ape him just did not work)

Gxas:

JaceArveduin:
So... What's on it? Haven't had the chance to see it, and I can't seem to find the list...

Ah, and here you are, found in a Marvel article

1. Hooked on a Feeling Performed by Blue Swede
2. Go All the Way Performed by Raspberries
3. Spirit in the Sky* Performed by Norman Greenbaum
4. Moonage Daydream Performed by David Bowie
5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love Performed by Elvin Bishop
6. I'm Not in Love Performed by 10cc
7. I Want You Back Performed by Jackson 5
8. Come and Get Your Love Performed by Redbone
9. Cherry Bomb Performed by The Runaways
10. Escape (The Piņa Colada Song) Performed by Rupert Holmes
11. O-O-H Child Performed by The Five Stairsteps
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
*Not in film

I remember "Spirit in the Sky" actually being in the film. I can't remember what scene it was though. Was it just in the credits or something?

IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS!

Seriously amazing OST, only way it this movie could be better is if it personally handled my junk and whispered sweet nothings into my ear.

Not really surprised, I myself have listened to it dozens of times and will continue to do so. Can't wait till the film comes to DVD.

One of the few times I've actually looked for a movie's soundtrack and been happy. Sometimes you'll see song that weren't in the movie on such things. Or different versions.

Trishbot:

Kameburger:
Anyone else want this on an actual cassette tape? I really wish they would release one, cause it'd be about as good to me as a CD would be...

They're releasing a vinyl soon...

I'm really happy about this news though. It gives me faith in humanity again.

Also, Guardians of the Galaxy may be one of the best uses of a licensed soundtrack I've ever seen. The way the music actually has a very important role in the film was inspired.

Pretty much my exact thoughts- not only did it use GOOD classics, it used them to good effect on the story-
It was very unique in that the soundtrack was a tangible thing within the story, and a major part of it, rather than just, a soundtrack. As you said, one of the best uses of a licensed soundtrack I've ever seen.

Yeah, I must admit that this album has been the only thing in my cars CD player for the last two weeks.

Zachary Amaranth:
90s grunge over buddy comedy is surprisingly close to something I'm writing.

.

Fox12:
"Nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy, which he says we aren't likely to thank him for."

...I would be okay with this.

Also, word limit, so something something Guardians of the Galaxy, something something great music.

Or Clerks as it was better known...

I loved Guardians and the sound track was a massive part of the movie. Ill buy this over the weekend. I thought it was being an 80s child that made the sound track so good but I guess its just good music.

bjj hero:

Or Clerks as it was better known...

I bet more people fully understand string theory than would associate Clerks with grunge.

I loved Guardians and the sound track was a massive part of the movie. Ill buy this over the weekend.

I would, but I looked it up and own almost all of the songs already. I'd be buying a full album for like two tracks.

Zachary Amaranth:

I bet more people fully understand string theory than would associate Clerks with grunge

Thas interesting, the sound track seemed an important part of the film to me. I remember my friend buying it and wed listen to it in the car all of the time.

At least people do still know good music variety is not just a man talking really quickly against a cacophony of noise occasionally being replaced by a woman talking really quickly against a cacophony of noise not unlike the last cacophony of noise.

bjj hero:

Thas interesting, the sound track seemed an important part of the film to me. I remember my friend buying it and wed listen to it in the car all of the time.

And I'm wagering you're in the minority there. Hell, the most musical think people tend to take out of the movie is "Olaf: Berserker. Girls think sexy."

God I feel dumb, I thought that 1 was a 7 in the movie. well at least now I can own my mistake now.

Zachary Amaranth:

bjj hero:

Thas interesting, the sound track seemed an important part of the film to me. I remember my friend buying it and wed listen to it in the car all of the time.

And I'm wagering you're in the minority there. Hell, the most musical think people tend to take out of the movie is "Olaf: Berserker. Girls think sexy."

To be fair I can make time for "Olaf, metal face!"

I think part of the reason that it's doing so well is that the soundtrack had actual significance in the story, it wasn't just music put in the background, it was put there by the characters.

 

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