The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is ridiculously great.
It's more than being just great collection of tracks in and of themselves.
It's more than "it does that thing good soundtracks do" (invoke memories of powerful key moments in the movie).
I guess really what makes it stand out is the soundtrack is a key component of the character film.
Not to overstate it, but it's pretty much a proper additional actor in that ensemble cast.
The Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 does all of that. Without being pretentious or heavy-handed.
- "Hooked on a Feeling" (Blue Swede)
- "Go All the Way" (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)
- "Cherry Bomb" (The Runaways)
- "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (Rupert Holmes)
- "O-O-H Child" (The Five Stairsteps)
- "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)