What came close to the awesomeness that Rocket Raccoon was with his British Cockney accent and wits in Guardians of the Galaxy was the chart busting soundtrack of the movie, with one song in particular – “Hooked on a Feeling” – totaling over 16 million counts of streaming. As part of a run up to the holiday festivities, Google is offering the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack album entitled ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 1’ for free on Google Play (U.S. only), and the offer is supposedly just for a day.
The movie had predictably dominated the box office, but the real oomph – rather surprise – was the soundtrack that actually set every scene alive with just the right energy as we were taken on a sci-fi ride of epic proportions. Seems like Marvel has decided that it had already squeezed every possible revenue stream from the movie which is a marketing wunderkind of a sort, and fans of the flick – including the music – would rush to grab the soundtrack as Marvel keeps the movie ticking along on social media.
The soundtrack was no Hans Zimmer marvel, but what makes this so special is the compilation of some of the best classics out there from artists including David Bowie, Marvin Gate, The Runaways, The Jackson 5 and more. The complete list comprises of the following tracks:
- Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede
- Go All the Way by Raspberries
- Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum
- Moonage Daydream by David Bowie
- Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop
- I’m Not in Love by 10cc
- I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
- Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
- Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
- Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
- O-O-H Child by The Five Stairsteps
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell
Don’t wait around! Head over to the Google Play Store here and download the album right away before the search giant goes back to offering it for a few dollars in return. Simply log into Google Play and hit the Free button to instantly download the album to your Android device, or harness it in your Play Music library.
Do share your thoughts on the movie’s soundtrack, or any song in particular you enjoyed. We would love to hear your thoughts on the brilliance that Rocket Racoon was as well.