"Are you excited for Guardians of the Galaxy 2?"
"Do you love the Awesome Mix Vol. 1?"
"Do you want more epic music in the sequel?"
*Breaks neck from nodding so much*
"Then I have the list for you!"
Welcome one, welcome all to the Top 10 Songs we want for [Guardians of the Galaxy 2](movie:1081113)! Like many people, I'm addicted to Awesome Mix Vol. 1 which is one of the greatest soundtracks ever. And like most people, I want a Vol. 2 included in the sequel. So, I'm here bringing you my top 10 personal songs that I would love to hear on the next soundtrack. To be on this list, the song has to be made before the year 1988 (the year Peter's mom died and Peter was taken away), so if your looking for some One Direction, your in the wrong article. Also, the song has to be freaking incredible (Duh)! You might have noticed that the word personal was bold, that's because this is my opinion and suppose to be fun and get the brain thinking about the sequel.
The songs below are ranked on: My personal favorites, songs that best fit into the movie and are beloved by many people!
Also, there will be three parts to each song. The information, how it could play in the movie, and why I picked it. How it could play in the movie is subject to change, since we don't have any real plot details yet.
Anyways, let's get hooked on a feeling, go get our love, find a mountain high enough and get started!
Number 10: Over The Hills And Far Away
Release date: May 24, 1973
Info: Robert Planet, Jimmy Page (Writers), Played by Led Zeppelin
How it can work: The song can be a great transition song (changing scenes), or the intro song for Groot in the movie!
Why: This is my favorite Led Zeppelin song (shocker to many) and I think this could really play out in the movie. With it's great folk intro or "out of nowhere" hard rock section, James Gunn (director) could have a field day with this song and make it a stand-out part in the movie!
FUN FACT: Jimmy Page (Guitarist) uses a 12 string guitar in part of the song!
Number 9: The Joker
Release date: October 1973
Info: Eddie Curtis, Ahmet Ertegün, Steve Miller (Writers), Played by The Steve Miller Band
How it could work: Could be the music that Star-Lord jams to by himself and shows us those incredible moves or vocals (similar to O-H-H Child)!
Why: Not only was it popular back in the '70s, but it's still popular today. Every now and then I walk by someone who I could hear listening to it or humming it (some are even teenagers and kids) and if Gunn uses the song, many people in the audience would be like, "I know that song and I love it," which of course would be great. Especially if Chris Pratt sings it!
FUN FACT: The Joker is one of two Steve Miller Band songs that feature the nonce word "pompatus."
Number 8: Renegade
Release date: January 9, 1979
Info: Tommy Shaw (Writer), Played by Styx
How it could work: It could provide for an epic dancing scene where all the Guardians get there grove and rock on! Or some kind of fight scene!
Why: Because this is a great song! Styx has made many great songs, but this song in particular is the golden egg for Guardians. Again, Gunn could easily have a field day with this song and make it another memorable moment!
FUN FACT: Adam Sandler is a huge fan of Styx!
Number 7: Ballroom Blitz
Release date: September 1973 (Europe), July 1975 (USA)
Info: Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman (Writers), Played by The Sweet
How it could work: It could be the new pump up song for the final battle (like Cherry Bomb), or has to do with a fight scene!
Why: This is a song that I could clearly imagine James Gunn putting in the sequel. As either the pump up song or what ever he desires, this song would fit in perfectly. Just listen to it and don't tell me you can't picture Rocket totally going crazy with his gun!
FUN FACT: This song was inspired by an incident in January 1973 when The Sweet was performing in Scotland and were driven offstage by a barrage of bottles!
Number 6: You Shook Me All Night Long
Release date: August 19, 1980
Info: Played by AC/DC
How it could work: The song could be the music to go along with a "love" scene between Star-Lord and Gamora.
Why: Most people I saw wanted an AC/DC song to be included in the sequel. And I totally agree, except Iron Man has already "used" AC/DC. But, what Iron Man didn't use was 'You Shook Me All Night Long' which would be perfect to use in Guardians 2. It also would be cool to see two heroes (Iron Man and Star-Lord) like the same band, and when they meet on Earth they could chat about it!
FUN FACT: This was Brain Johnson's first single with the band after the death of Bon Scott.
Number 5: Bohemian Rhapsody
Release date: October 31, 1975
Info: Freddy Mercury (Writer), Played by Queen
How it could work: It would be perfect for a sad scene in the movie, whether it be a death or Peter thinking about his mom.
Why: Because it's one of the greatest songs in the world and it's Queen...enough said!
MY FACTS: This is my favorite song of all time!
Number 4: Stuck In The Middle With You
Release date: 1972
Info: Gerry Rafferty, Joe Egan (Writers), Played by Stealers Wheel
How can it work: It could be the song Peter sings to or dances to.
Why: I know I said The Joker could be the song that Peter jams to, but I'd actually rather have 'Stuck in the Middle With You' be his jam song. It would also be great to see Peter do a dance similar to one done by Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs (of course Peter wouldn't know he is doing a similar dance). This song is just made for Guardians!
FUN FACT: The song was inspired by a real occasion when the record company and producers were conducting business across Rafferty and Egan at a restaurant table.
Number 3: Rocket Man
Release date: April 14, 1972
Info: Elton John, Bernie Taupin (Writers), Played by Elton John
How it could work: The song could be used if the Guardians are flying into a new place and the cameras are panning over all the different parts of the location (similar to Moonage Dream).
Why: Firstly, it's a song about space. Secondly, it sounds like it would fit great into Guardians. With the piano, memorable lyrics, and soothing sound, this song sounds like a song that Peter and his mom listened to before she died. It's just a perfect fit!
FUN FACT: This song echos the theme of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Number 2: More Than a Feeling
Release date: September 1976
Info: Tom Scholz (Writer), Played by Boston
How it could work: The song could be played during a "love" scene between Star-Lord and Gamora.
Why: Like I said, 'You Shook Me' could also be a good "love" song, but the song that should really be for that moment is this song. It's not too much of a love song to bore you, but not too rock-y to make your ears bleed, it's just a perfect combination made for Guardians!
FUN FACT: Adam Sandler is also a huge fan of Boston!
Number 1: Footloose
Release date: January 28, 1984
Info: Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford (Writers), Played by Kenny Loggins
How it could work: For those of you who have watched the movie, you know!
Why: Because out of all these songs I listed, it works the best. It may not be the best song (but it's freaking great), but it obviously flows with Guardians of the Galaxy. Since, Star-Lord seems to know the story of Footloose, I'm guessing he and his mom watched Footloose together at some point and she might have added that in the Mix. So, it's the most likely song to be on Awesome Mix Vol. 2 and 100% deserves to be!
FUN FACT: Footloose won a Grammy for Song of the Year (1985)!
I know I missed a ton, so here are some honorable mentions, but again there are tons more, so comment the songs you want to see below!
Bad Moon Rising
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Pour Some Sugar On Me
We are the Champions
Highway to Hell
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Get Up Stand Up
Fat Bottomed Girls
Don't Stop Me Now
The Boys are Back in Town
And tons more!
Do you agree with my list?
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Do you want to see all of the Guardians have a huge dance off?
Well, tell me in the comments below (give me your list), take the poll and follow me for more incredible things! Thank you for reading and cut Footloose!