Here’s The Full Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Soundtrack
Bangers, bangers everywhere. Here's the soundtrack for the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy was as well beloved for its irreverent wit and likeable characters as it was its soundtrack. All across the world, sales of tapes and Rupert Holmes merchandise skyrocketed to new levels, so there’s almost as much pressure on Marvel to deliver another great set of songs as there is to make a worthy sequel.
Ahead of its release on May 5, the full tracklist has been revealed in an interview between James Gunn and Rolling Stone. There’s sadly no Jackson 5 for Groot to boogle along to this time.
Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky” seems like it has a lot of relevance to the movie, a song which James Gunn fought tooth and nail to get included. According to the director, it was originally meant to be in the first movie, but ended up getting cut. Gunn had to use his silvertongue to acquire the rights to the song again, going so far as to personally request them from Jeff Lynne:
“We had to really fight to get the song, and I personally appealed to Jeff Lynne. I think we made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.”
Here’s the tracklist in full, followed by the Spotify playlist:
1. “Mr. Blue Sky” – Electric Light Orchestra
2. “Fox on the Run” – Sweet
3. “Lake Shore Drive” – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
4. “The Chain” – Fleetwood Mac
5. “Bring it On Home to Me” – Sam Cooke
6. “Southern Nights” – Glen Campbell
7. “My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison
8. “Brandy You’re a Fine Girl” – Looking Glass
9. “Come a Little Bit Closer” – Jay and the Americans
10. “Wham Bang Shang-A-Lang” – Silver
11. “Surrender” – Cheap Trick
12. “Father and Son” – Yusuf/Cat Stevens
13. “Flashlight” – Parliament
14. “Guardians Inferno” – The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff
Elsewhere in the GOTG universe, we recently reviewed the first episode of the new Telltale Games adaptation and were hooked on the feeling that the series could turn out to be fantastic:
“Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy is off to a good start, though it’s too early to tell if it will be one of their best. The signs are all there, though. Let’s just hope the rest of the episodes can take the baton and run with it.”
Anything with Howard the Duck involved is alright by us.