OK Guardians of the Galaxy Fandom I have a challenge! A purely for fun and awesomess style challenge.
I was talking to a few friends about the coolness that is Awesome Mix Vol. 1. And we were trying to think of what Peter’s mother would give him as a rocking “I love you, have fun, be strong, goodbye.” Awesome Mix Vol. 2 cassette. And I thought that there are probably some amazing songs and ideas out there.
Let’s set the parameters:
The earliest song on the cassette was “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell from 1967.
Peter is grabbed in 1988. Let’s assume his mom has been dealing with her sickness(cancer?) for a while and has been a little out of musical touch for a bit. So let’s put the newest date that the songs can be is 1987.
In an article James Gunn said he picked songs “by reading the Billboard charts for all of the top hits of the ’70s,”
( http://www.vulture.com/2014/08/how-guardians-of-the-galaxy-music-soundtrack-was-chosen.html )
So let’s also try to limit the songs to the Billboard charts. (Unless the song is super awesome and fits super well)
Songs from 1967 to 1987 on the Billboard music charts. (Unless the song is perfect and awesome)
So have at it and introduce people to great songs that they might not have ever heard before!
I’ll kick us off by suggesting a few of my own that feel like they may be a good starting point.
Ballroom Blitz by Sweet (1973)
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (1974)
Mr Robotto by Styx (1982)
Space Cowboy by Steve Miller band (1969)
Space Trucking by Deep Purple (1972)
Tom Sawyer by Rush (1981)
Shine a Little Love by Electric Light Orchestra (1979)
Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra (1977)
If you have a good idea or 2 reblog this with it added to it.