Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 will of course have an epic soundtrack. See the full listing, complete with songs from Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison, Cat Stevens and more!
Forget baby Groot — the true star of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is obviously the music.
Following the amazing soundtrack to the first movie, director James Gunn had a lot to live up to when curating Peter Quill’s second awesome mixtape.
Now, Rolling Stone has unveiled the complete soundtrack listing for the movie, and we don’t think anyone will be disappointed!
‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ soundtrack listing
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
As with the first soundtrack, the music for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is era-appropriate, including more or less well-known hits from the 1960s-80s.
Since this movie is more about Peter’s father, a lot of the songs directly reflect on this character (which makes sense, seeing as it was ostensibly put together by Peter’s mother).
One example is George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord,” of which Gunn says, “It was one of the first songs that I picked out to try to use in the movie and it has to do a little bit with the origin of Ego [Peter’s father, played by Kurt Russell]. And there’s this big creation myth about how he came about and it was kind of lined up with that. I’ve always been into Hindu creation myths and there’s some similarities there.”
Gunn further reveals that the two songs “most deeply embedded into the fibers of the film” are Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and Looking Glass’ “Brandy You’re a Fine Girl.”
The former is used a couple of times in the movie, and is “about the Guardians, at least in the way we use it.” Meanwhile, “Brandy” is “an incredibly important song in the movie.”
The soundtrack is released on April 21, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 hits cinemas May 5!
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