Next month is the release of the blockbuster action film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and it’s every damn bit as great as you’ve heard. It deserves its high praise and big box office. One of the key elements of the film that make up the character of Star Lord is his mixed audio cassette “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” which includes his favorite songs from the mid seventies to late eighties from when he was a child. It’s the sound track that is the icing to an already fantastic film. Like every other music lover we have our own list of songs we’d include in an “Awesome Mix,” so without further ado, here’s our playlist.
Let us know the songs for your “Awesome Mix” in the comments!
When the Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin
If I had to pick one Zeppelin song it’d be this Southern, bluesy song about a massive flood. It’s mellow, and it’s catchy.
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sue me, but I love Neil Diamond, and this is a bouncy, catchy, and fun song you can sing along to without feeling guilty.
Jukebox Hero – Foreigner
This is another rocking ode to music about a young boy whose passion for rock makes him a rock star in his own right who has to battle to stay at the top.
Welcome to the Jungle – Guns and Roses
The classic fast paced nineties anthem about drug use and a fast life, it has everything you need to get you pumped for tomb raiding.
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
It’s a sweet, sad, soulful reassurance that no matter what bad thing happens in life, you can brave the storm and make it out as best as you can.
Come See About Me – The Supremes
I have to include The Supremes in this list, as their music is usually very upbeat and beautiful no matter what song they’re singing. This is one of my favorites.
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder’s love song about the love for a beautiful girl is a great downbeat break.
Mama Weer All Crazee Now – The Runaways
Starlord’s mix had “Cherry Bomb,” but my own favorite The Runaways’s cover of the excellent “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” from Slade.
Hurricane – The Scorpions
Another of the great eighties hair anthems from one of my favorite rock band, and one that has a killer guitar riff.
Someone Like You – The Scorpions
It’s one of the first songs from the Scorpions I ever really loved, and it’s a pretty great song about sex, so it has to have a slot.
Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo – Rick Derringer
Derringer’s great rock anthem about dancing to great music, having sex, and doing drugs is a catchy song that bounces back from rock to funk, and I love it.