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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #165 on: May 16, 2019, 10:02:10 AM »
We have not.

Finally caught up and the work on this list has been stellar.  I can wait to see how it ends.

Going way back, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the best Morricone soundtrack which is saying a LOT.  The Ecstasy of Gold is so epic, very few movies could live up to it.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #166 on: May 16, 2019, 05:45:06 PM »
The overall list is amazing and makes me realize what a bunch of rubbish mine is. As Mithra as my witness, I'll never rush a list again.
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #167 on: May 17, 2019, 12:24:41 AM »
#6 (tie)
SPICE WORLD   


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Spiceworld
Spice Girls, 1997
Virgin

1.   "Spice Up Your Life"   
2.   "Stop"   
3.   "Too Much"   
4.   "Saturday Night Divas"   
5.   "Never Give Up on the Good Times"   
6.   "Move Over"   
7.   "Do It"   
8.   "Denying"   
9.   "Viva Forever"   
10.   "The Lady Is a Vamp"

How cool is that, the “fab five” tie the "fab four" score on our LOC!  Love it!




Spice World doesn't have an official soundtrack!  Say WHAT?  Since their second studio album Spiceworld was released at the time of the movie, and heavily promoted, it served as the film’s soundtrack.  Maybe you thought this would have been the story for the Beatles Help! but you would be wrong.  So wrong.

How is the actual movie soundtrack different than the album?  It contains every song from the album except “Move Over”.  What a loss.  Such a cool song if you can somehow not think of Pepsi:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JG8VNIz3h0c" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JG8VNIz3h0c</a>


Other songs appearing in the film NOT on the album include "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)", "Sound Off", and "My Boy Lollipop".  Victoria is the best in these videos haha.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/RjQsVHeSl8U" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/RjQsVHeSl8U</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Iom5Cfaprm8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Iom5Cfaprm8</a>


Unbelievably, Spice World was nominated for a Golden Raspberry for the Worst Original song “Too Much”.  Haters gonna hate.  On a personal note I feel so very sorry for you who missed the spice phenomenon. I’m an on old-school metalhead, sports fan, and horror-movie buff but I also happen to have the mental capacity to withhold judgment and consider things that might otherwise superficially offend my sensibilities.  …and I found the Spice Girls charming, fun, and on a positive tip…and then I fell in love.  Everyone who gives them a chance does.  They have that magical “it”; that indefinable star quality shared with Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis.  Sure, maybe not the raw talent…but they surely have it, how rarely it happens and how glorious it is.  And you missed it.




AllMusic: The album "boasts an intoxicating sense of fun", concluding that "each song has a strong melody and a strong, solid beat, whether it's a ballad or a dance number. It's a pure, unadulterated guilty pleasure and some of the best manufactured mainstream dance-pop of the late '90s."

Entertainment Weekly: "Trading verses in this and other songs, they transform the numbers into audio pajama parties full of sisterly advice, support, and warnings. Part heart, part mind, all cotton candy, Spiceworld may just be the answer to one of life's most vexing quandaries."

Rolling Stone
: Spiceworld is "a masterful effort; at its best, it reaches creative heights that are downright Bananaramian."

Houston Press
: "Anyone expecting a maelstrom of artistic evolution from these women ought to relax a little; it's only music, for chrissakes.“




I’ve seen them three times live.  The third time the girls in the audience were screaming so loud I went into shock.  I clamped my palms over my ears with maximum pressure but I couldn’t protect my brain from the schrill sonic attack, the girl power if you will.  That exact performance happens to be on youtube…*warning*...you won’t believe your ears @2:10.  I dare you to turn it up.  Also try to imagine it in real life…

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/aRVyChvBFcY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/aRVyChvBFcY</a>

I’ve never heard any concert as loud; we’re talking Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, etc etc… I lost control of my body like being blown away in the wind.  I feel actual terror when I listen to that.  I’m not kidding.  My arm hair is standing on end.

•   Spiceworld debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 192,000 copies and shipping 1.4 million copies in its first week.
•   The album reached number one in several European countries, including Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway.
•   The album finally peaked at number three on 14 February, when Spice also returned to the top 10, making the Spice Girls the first British band to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time since the Rolling Stones in summer 1975.
•   The album sold 1.74 million copies in the first 12 weeks and 3.2 million in the first 10 months. The album was certified multi-platinum in a dozen countries (and certified diamond in Canada!).
•   Spiceworld had sold 13 million copies by the end of 1998, making it one of the world's best-selling albums by a girl group.




Some highlights from the album include the carnival tune for the world “Spice Up Your Life”, the uptempo Motown-inspired “Stop”, pop ballad hits “Too Much” and “Viva Forever”, and the jazzy closer “The Lady is a Vamp”.

Full album:

Spice Up Your Life:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/9wfpXI5PKlw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/9wfpXI5PKlw</a>

Stop:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/5JD6ejmlpa8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/5JD6ejmlpa8</a>

Too Much:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/_4VoZ6afztc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/_4VoZ6afztc</a>

Saturday Night Divas:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/78v7DYtTVXM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/78v7DYtTVXM</a>

Never Give Up The Good Times:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/hl0Ag-sLwKo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/hl0Ag-sLwKo</a>

Move Over:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JG8VNIz3h0c" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JG8VNIz3h0c</a>

Do It:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/WG_-5utvriY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/WG_-5utvriY</a>

Viva Forever:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/3wkuqRFXNvI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/3wkuqRFXNvI</a>

Denying:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/LgSaPPzc38s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/LgSaPPzc38s</a>

The Lady is a Vamp:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/FPRumXQLteg" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/FPRumXQLteg</a>


Spicey Trivia Pack:

This movie is listed amongst the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John WIlson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.

Jack Black claimed Meatloaf hadn’t sung in any movie since Rocky Horror Picture Show up through Pick Of Destiny, but technically Meatloaf sings a bar of spice girl song in Spice World.

Mentions of Princess Diana and Gianni Versace were made in this movie, because they were alive when this movie was made, but died before its release which prompted edits.

Sir Elton John appeared in this movie. The girls are friends with him in real-life. In 1997, The Spice Girls sang "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Sir Elton John on his television event An Audience with Elton John (1997).
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/dxRkWzLkHtc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/dxRkWzLkHtc</a>

Stephen Fry admitted in an episode of QI (2003), that he took a role in this movie because it allowed him to get autographed posters of the Spice Girls for his nephews, which he claimed "was like ten Christmases for them."

Gary Glitter filmed a four-minute cameo appearance as himself, but shortly before the film was to be released he was arrested on child pornography offences. The Spice Girls and the production team agreed that his cameo should be deleted from the final print. The performance of Glitter's "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" was retained, although his part was cut.  Here it is in all it’s weird glory:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jYRHoQP75-g" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jYRHoQP75-g</a>

The movie (which follows a similar style to The Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night (1964)) has the tagline, "You say you want a revolution?" This is a line in The Beatles' 1968 song "Revolution".

There's a fantasy sequence in this movie, in which the Spice Girls are all pregnant. Eventually, all of the Spice Girls got pregnant and had kids later in real-life.

Sir Roger Moore had never heard of the Spice Girls when they approached him to be in this movie. Victoria Beckham asked him for a signed photo.

In the photoshoot scene, the girls dress up as the same women that they sung about in their song, "The Lady Is a Vamp."
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/UoCP2LW8u7s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/UoCP2LW8u7s</a>

Richard O'Brien and Meat Loaf appeared in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

This movie broke the record for the highest-ever weekend debut for Super Bowl Weekend, with box-office sales of 10,527,222 dollars.

This movie is included on critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list.  Eat shit you fat fuck.


ICONIC SPICE GIRLS PERFORMANCE:
https://vimeo.com/156831980

Hey.  They are touring again next week but I can’t afford to fly to Europe.  Someone do me a solid.   :D :D :D
« Last Edit: May 17, 2019, 02:07:59 AM by Cleat »


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #168 on: May 17, 2019, 12:42:36 AM »
Weird, I've had 'Stop' in my head for the last couple of days
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #169 on: May 17, 2019, 02:06:29 AM »
Weird, I've had 'Stop' in my head for the last couple of days

As ear-worms go that's a pretty good one.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #170 on: May 17, 2019, 12:09:17 PM »
How can I put this nicely?... I'm not a fan of the Spice girls. There, that's the best I can do.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #171 on: May 17, 2019, 01:07:28 PM »
It was not cool to like Spice Girls back in the day, but now that I'm a grown man I can openly confess that I found Wannabe to be very catchy back in its day. (But I've always had a weakness for adrenaline-pumping fad music.) Their other songs, less so.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #172 on: May 17, 2019, 07:31:20 PM »
I honestly thought that post was gonna end with 'haha, psych!'
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #173 on: May 18, 2019, 07:18:23 AM »
#5
BACK TO THE FUTURE


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Back to the Future: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists, 1985
MCA Records

1.   "The Power of Love" – Huey Lewis and The News
2.   "Time Bomb Town" – Lindsey Buckingham
3.   "Back to the Future" – The Outatime Orchestra
4.   "Heaven Is One Step Away" – Eric Clapton
5.   "Back in Time" – Huey Lewis and The News
6.   "Back to the Future Overture" - The Outatime Orchestra
7.   "The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)" – Etta James
8.   "Night Train" – Marvin Berry & The Starlighters
9.   "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" – Marvin Berry & The Starlighters
10.   "Johnny B. Goode" – Marty McFly with The Starlighters


“If you don't play there's no music. If there's no music they don't dance. If they don't dance they don't kiss and fall in love and I'm history.”









This is a fun, solid soundtrack album. We get to hear two uncut versions of Huey Lewis and the News songs from the movie.  Two mind-blowing tracks of Alan Silvestri's music score.  One Eric Clapton track (where did that one come from?).  A groovy Lindsey Buckingham jam.  It also has a tasty Etta James tune:

"Get me a milk, chocolate!”

The musical material ostensibly performed by the characters Marty McFly, Marvin Berry and the Starlighters in the film, was recorded by Harry Waters, Jr. as Marvin Berry and Mark Campbell as Marty McFly, and the guitar solo by Tim May. (Campbell and May received a "Special Thanks" acknowledgment in the film's end credits, with the recording credit going to the fictional characters.) Berry's group also plays the song "Night Train", first recorded by Jimmy Forrest in 1951.



Notable songs missing from the soundtrack album:

"Mr. Sandman" - by The Four Aces     "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" - by Fess Parker    "Pledging My Love" - by Johnny Ace    "Out the Window" - by Edward Van Halen
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/kesfyzSl7ZU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/kesfyzSl7ZU</a>            <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/txcRQedoEyY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/txcRQedoEyY</a>                         <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/AT_eOiTwtoQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/AT_eOiTwtoQ</a>              <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/1vKtz1QFMhA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/1vKtz1QFMhA</a>
 

Soundtrack

Time Bomb town:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/WhdhJZPjJIg" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/WhdhJZPjJIg</a>

Power of Love:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/vBOYMhQs8Ds" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/vBOYMhQs8Ds</a>

Earth Angel:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/6n9pIEslJ0M" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/6n9pIEslJ0M</a>

Night Train:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/09Ezet_PXiw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/09Ezet_PXiw</a>

Johnny B Goode:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/uDiXSXdAZog" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/uDiXSXdAZog</a>

Back in Time:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ur57IunS9To" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ur57IunS9To</a>

The Wallflower (Dance with me Henry)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/RO5srTSaEpw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/RO5srTSaEpw</a>

Back to the Future
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/NjUOwFZu6tw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/NjUOwFZu6tw</a>

Heaven is One Step Away:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/AytdZuZ2T8s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/AytdZuZ2T8s</a>

Back to the Future Overture:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/26u5goxTHbw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/26u5goxTHbw</a>


In November 2009, Intrada released an official two-disc album containing Silvestri's complete score. The first disc contained the complete orchestral score as recorded for the finished film, along with two source cues that Silvestri wrote. The second disc consisted of alternate approaches that Silvestri took with a large portion of the score, with a darker, more serious tone. None of the songs from the first album are included in this score-only album, and for moments in the film where Silvestri's score was shortened:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ECucEHZPvUg&amp;list=PLDl5CglRFyOK0BJKAjsCx2nlR6o7Tj-XL" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ECucEHZPvUg&amp;list=PLDl5CglRFyOK0BJKAjsCx2nlR6o7Tj-XL</a>


Trivia:

The rights to the film and its sequels are owned by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. In a 2015 interview, Zemeckis maintained that no reboot or remake of the franchise would be authorized during his or Gale's lifetime.  …thank you!!!

Apparently, Ronald Reagan was amused by Doc Brown's disbelief that an actor like him could become President, so much so that he had the projectionist stop and replay the scene. He also seemed to enjoy it so much that he even made a direct reference of the film in his 1986 State of the Union address, "As they said in the film Back to the Future (1985), 'Where we're going, we don't need roads.'"

Crispin Glover claimed to have seen the film only once, shortly after its release. In contrast, Christopher Lloyd stated that when he occasionally stumbled across a Back to the Future film while channel surfing, he would often sit and watch it.

Michael J. Fox had always been the first choice for Marty, but he was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts with his work on Family Ties (1982). As "Family Ties" co-star Meredith Baxter was pregnant at the time, Fox was carrying a lot more of the show than usual. The show's producer Gary David Goldberg simply couldn't afford to let Fox go. Zemeckis and Gale then cast Eric Stoltz as Marty based on his performance in Mask (1985). After six weeks of filming Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale felt that Stoltz wasn't right for the part, and Stoltz agreed. By this stage, Baxter was back fully on the show and Goldberg agreed to let Fox go off to make the film. Fox worked out a schedule to fulfill his commitment to both projects. Every day during production, he drove straight to the movie set after taping of the show was finished every day and averaged about five hours of sleep. The bulk of the production was filmed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., with the daylight scenes filmed on weekends. Reshooting Stoltz's scenes added $3 million to the budget.

Although Eric Stoltz's scenes were all re-shot with Michael J. Fox, one image of Stoltz remains. During one scene in the 1950s diner, there is a close-up of Biff's face as Marty launches a punch at him, and this was not re-shot, so that as well as Stoltz's hand and arm, his head is also visible to the left of the screen for a few frames.

While filming the "parking" scene with Marty and young Lorraine in the car, the production crew decided to play a practical joke at Michael J. Fox's expense. The scene called for Fox to drink from a prop liquor bottle filled with water and do a spit take when he sees Lorraine with a cigarette. For a specific take however, the prop liquor bottle was switched for one which contained real alcohol inside. Fox, unaware of this, performed the scene and drank from the bottle, only to discover the switch after-the-fact. The full gag is featured on the "Outtakes" section of the DVD, @2:10:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/DZLAlD1rtUU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/DZLAlD1rtUU</a>

Billy Zane makes his first on-screen appearance in this film as "Match", one of Biff's cronies.

When Marty is being judged at the band auditions at the beginning, the judge who stands up to say he is "just too darn loud" is Huey Lewis.

Alan Silvestri's score begins eighteen minutes into the movie, appropriately when the DeLorean time machine is revealed.

Alan Silvestri's orchestra for the score of the film was the largest ever assembled at that time (eighty-five musicians).

A third track by Huey Lewis & The News called "In the Nick of Time" was written for the film but ended up being used in Brewster's Millions (1985).

John Lithgow, Dudley Moore, and Jeff Goldblum were all considered for the role of Doc Brown.  Lithgow would have been SO much better…

Ralph Macchio was offered the role of Marty McFly, but he turned it down because he thought the movie was about "A kid, a car, and plutonium pills".  Macchio would have been SO much better…

Crispin Glover was very argumentative and difficult during the making of the film which is one of the reasons why he wasn't called back for Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990).   
…the real reason he wasn’t called back because he felt that the reward for the McFlys in the end shouldn’t have been monetary but love.  And he’s right! 
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/BVNeFlIiceU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/BVNeFlIiceU</a>


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #174 on: May 18, 2019, 07:29:54 AM »
In addition to some classic 50s hits, we got two great Huey Lewis classics.  Huey Lewis was the first artist I was into... at around age 6.  Sports was playing constantly in the family car.  Also, apparently, I got to find that Brewster's Millions song to see how it would have fit into the film.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #175 on: May 18, 2019, 08:04:57 AM »
In addition to some classic 50s hits, we got two great Huey Lewis classics.  Huey Lewis was the first artist I was into... at around age 6.  Sports was playing constantly in the family car.  Also, apparently, I got to find that Brewster's Millions song to see how it would have fit into the film.

I couldn't find it, unless it was performed by Patti Labelle?


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #176 on: May 18, 2019, 08:18:54 AM »
I honestly thought that post was gonna end with 'haha, psych!'

No this is srs bz, although I did toy with the idea of putting it on the top with 1750 points. :)


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #177 on: May 18, 2019, 08:21:26 AM »
It was not cool to like Spice Girls back in the day, but now that I'm a grown man I can openly confess that I found Wannabe to be very catchy back in its day. (But I've always had a weakness for adrenaline-pumping fad music.) Their other songs, less so.

You guys can act all cool and stuff but you know deep down you love them. 


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #178 on: May 18, 2019, 08:31:57 AM »
Spice Girls rule for sure, that's a fun pop soundtrack right there. And gotta love Alan Silvestri. He did the score for Avengers: Endgame the huge movie right now too, he's still got it. Now we just need Spice Girls to lend some music to a comic book film.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #179 on: May 18, 2019, 03:04:01 PM »
#4
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY



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Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture soundtrack)
Various Artists, 2014
Hollywood Records

1.   "Hooked on a Feeling"   Blue Swede
2.   "Go All the Way"   Raspberries   
3.   "Spirit in the Sky"   Norman Greenbaum   
4.   "Moonage Daydream"   David Bowie   
5.   "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"   Elvin Bishop   
6.   "I Want You Back"   The Jackson 5   
7.   "I'm Not in Love"   10cc   
8.   "Come and Get Your Love"   Redbone   
9.   "Cherry Bomb"   The Runaways
10.   "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"   Rupert Holmes   
11.   "O-o-h Child"   Five Stairsteps   
12.   "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"   Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell   

Great fun!  Perfect for tapping your toes at the dentist office.  Features crowd-pleasers such as “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”, “I Want You Back”, “Come and Get Your Love”, and “Cherry Bomb”.





The soundtrack album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, the first film soundtrack ever to do so without any original music. It was also nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack.

The album topped the Billboard Top Soundtracks for 11 consecutive weeks and 16 weeks in total. As of April 2017, it has sold over 1.75 million copies in the United States alone, and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.   The album was the US's second best-selling soundtrack album of 2014, behind only the soundtrack to Frozen.

All songs on the soundtrack are featured in the film, except for “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum which is played in the trailer.  "Never Been to Spain" by Three Dog Night, "Magic" by Pilot, and "Livin' Thing" by Electric Light Orchestra were also used during filming; however, the scenes in which they were featured were cut from the final version of the film





Director James Gunn:

“The tape is really the character of Quill’s mother. The Walkman and the compilation tape inside of it is the heart of the film.”

“I think most of the songs, although slight hits, never truly had their day in the sun.  That time is now. I also think people are hungry for good, old-fashioned, well-crafted pop songs that exist outside of any sort of imposed hipness or irony.”




“I picked Seventies music because that would be Meredith Quill’s era.  To me, there’s also a very pop art, spacey and fun feeling to those songs that seemed to fit well with Guardians. The unexpected contrast of those songs to our aliens and outer-space apes also made it fun.”

“For the most part, the cast and crew enjoyed the song selections – even if Chris Pratt complained about the number of times he had to hear Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).”




“One of the Marvel folks who gave notes on the script kept saying we were crazy to put Seventies songs in the movie, that it was going to be alienating to kids.  I guess he thought Quill should have learned how to download Beyoncé and Ke$ha off iTunes. Now I see little kids all over the world singing me ‘Hooked on a Feeling.’ Nothing could make me happier than to have folks take a second look at these songs.”


Soundtrack playlist:
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A separate film score album, Guardians of the Galaxy (Original Score), composed by Tyler Bates, was also released by Hollywood Records on the same date, along with a deluxe version featuring both albums.

Score playlist:
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Trivia:

When Dave Bautista found out he got the role of Drax the Destroyer, he broke down in tears, overjoyed at getting a Marvel comic book role. He prepared for the role with an acting coach.

Chris Pratt apparently stole his Star-Lord costume from the set, for the sole purpose of having it available so he could show up in costume to visit sick children in the hospital, who might want to meet Star-Lord.

The scene where Peter drops the orb during the Collector scene was not scripted. According to the commentary, Chris Pratt accidentally dropped it during filming, but remained in character through the whole thing, so it stayed in the final film.

According to James Gunn, Star-Lord's obscene gesture was an improvisation by Chris Pratt.

Chris Pratt cites heroes Han Solo and Marty McFly as influences on his performance as Star-Lord.

James Gunn has confirmed, via Twitter, that Peter Quill's ship in the film is named The Milano after Alyssa Milano, Peter Quill's childhood crush.

The cassette player used by Peter Quill was the Sony TPS-L2. It was the first personal cassette player released in 1979. It was originally called the "Soundabout", then changed to "Walkman".

"Cherry Bomb" was actually played on set as the characters made their epic entrance before the final battle, to help them get into character

James Gunn compared the Avengers and the Guardians to music bands: "The Avengers are like The Beatles, but the Guardians are like The Rolling Stones!"

James Gunn's favorite song is Jackson 5's "I Want You Back", and he was delighted to get a chance to feature it in the film.

The trailer featured several bits and pieces (and lots of dialogue) of scenes, which then didn't appear in the completed film, such as Zoe Saldana seen topless from behind.


This is the second movie featuring John C. Reilly that features an "Awesome Mix" tape. The first was Boogie Nights (1997).

Gal Gadot revealed that she was up for the role of Nebula, before it went to Karen Gillan. Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Wonder Woman (2017), from Marvel's comic book competitor DC Comics.

The film takes place in 1988 and 2014.

The crew played a prank on Dave Bautista during the dance-off scene, where Ronan was to accept the challenge ("It's on!") and dance, at which Bautista had to improvise his own dance. It was so good, that James Gunn made it as a bonus feature on the Blu-ray and DVD.
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Adam Warlock was featured in the screenplay as a cameo at the end of the film. This idea was cut from the script, but Adam's cocoon appeared as one of the Collector's possessions, and is shown damaged and empty in the post-credits scene.

The basic strategy the heroes employ with their spaceships (trying to hold off the enemy before he makes it to the ground) was inspired by Space Invaders (1981).