The 70s are back, and they’re– well, we’re– number 1 on iTunes. This is thanks to the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack titled “Awesome Mixtape, Vol. 1.”
In the movie, Chris Pratt’s late mom leaves him two cassettes full of music. It’s all the good stuff from before music turned sour. The album shot to number 1 today on iTunes, where it will probably stick around for a bit as the movie has a record breaking weekend.
The songs are “Hooked on A Feeling” by Blue Swede (kids, check out BJ Thomas’s original, too) plus “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc, “Spirit in the Sky,” a notorious one off hit by Norman Greenbaum, “I Want You Back” from the Jackson 5, “Cherrybomb” by the Runaways (featuring Joan Jett) and one of Motown’s all time standards, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Stay tuned, because there will likely be a Volume 2, either soon, or when the film goes to DVD for Christmas.