What's Your Favorite Film Soundtrack? 'Guardians,' 'Purple Rain,' 'Almost Famous' & More (Poll)
The tracklist for the official soundtrack of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" just dropped and it's awesomely different than your typical superhero movie soundtrack. There are no fine-tuned collaborations from Top 40 artists and, as a matter of fact, there's not any new music of any kind to be found. Instead, the playlist cherrypicks from a variety of retro styles -- '70s soft rock, soul, funk, Motown, 90s alt-rock. It's got more in common with the "Napoleon Dynamite" soundtrack than anything remotely resembling superheroes. (Check out the soundtrack in all its glory at the bottom of this article.)
This left-field move inspired the Billboard editors to reminisce on their favorite film soundtracks from over the years. Why not think back and play favorites? Out of the list below, let us know what your all-time favorite film soundtrack is.
And if it only took one afternoon for the "Guardians" soundtrack to win the No. 1 place in your heart, don't be shy -- we included it!
The "Guardians" soundtrack hits shelves July 29, while the film -- starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper -- appears in theaters Aug. 1 in the United States.
Here's the tracklist:
1. Blue Swede, "Hooked on a Feeling"
2. The Raspberries, "Go All the Way"
3. Norman Greenbaum, "Spirit in the Sky"
4. David Bowie, "Moonage Daydream"
5. Elvin Bishop, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"
6. 10Cc, "I'm Not in Love"
7. Jackson 5, "I Want You Back"
8. Redbone, "Come and Get Your Love"
9. The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb"
10. Rupert Holmes, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
11. The Five Stairsteps, "O-o-h Child"
12. Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell , "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"