James Gunn Reveals Original Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Track ListDecember 19th, 2014
The soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy was definitely my favorite of the year – if not one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. James Gunn and team did an awesome job picking the classic tunes to serve as Peter Quill’s inspiration. Well, it turns out that the original mix tape that Gunn provided Chris Pratt with during rehearsals included a few different tracks, and has now shared that full list.
- I’m Not in Love – 10cc
- Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
- Go All the Way – Raspberries (band)
- *Never Been to Spain – Three Dog Night
- Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede
- *Magic – Pilot (band)
- The Pina Colada Song – Rupert Holmes
- *Livin’ Thing – Electric Light Orchestra
- Moonage Daydream – David Bowie (Official)
- Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Elvin Bishop
- *Fox on the Run – The Sweet
- Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
- Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
- O-O-H Child – Five Stairsteps
- *Surrender – Cheap Trick
The tracks marked with an asterisk above didn’t make it into the movie. He also revealed a few other juicy nuggets about the tunes:
“Some of these songs were in the first cut of the movie – the mean blue guard danced through the prison listening to Magic on Quill’s headphones, and Livin Thing featured in a montage in the Milano after the gang left the prison. We shot Quill singing “Never Been to Spain” at the Nova guards in an aggressive manner when he was having his mug shot taken, but the winding-up-the-finger gag worked better, so it never made the cut. The rest were never really in, but I thought this would give you a good idea of the complete Awesome Mix to which young Peter Quill might have lived his life.
Also, in all honesty, Moonage Daydream wasn’t on the original tape – I added it in post-production – but I thought I’d leave it on the list to keep things simple.”
James suggests that you should complete your collection by heading to iTunes and downloading them. Funny thing is, I already owned every one of these tracks before he even posted the list.