Awesome Marvel Mixes: The Guardians of the Galaxy’s Greatest Hits

TVOvermind | 5/9/2018 | Brian Hadsell
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5. Rubberband Man – When it comes to the MCU – or any movie, for that matter – it’s hard to find something that can compete with the toe-tapping tunes that go along with everybody’s favorite cosmic Avengers. Maybe it’s the era of music that they’re pulling from, maybe it’s the unerringly perfect use they find for every track that makes it into the movies, but every one of them is a case study in how to use music in a major motion picture.

Although it’s not from one of the first two volumes, the fact that the Guardians appear in Infinity War, not to mention play such a major role in the proceeding action, makes this technicality more than hold up in my mind. And of all the music from all of their movies, this Detroit Spinner’s ditty, like the Guardians themselves, is the most surprising. And yet, having now seen the team casually mouth along with the lyrics, I can’t think of a better way to introduce them into any story. This off-beat, idiosyncratic number perfectly captures their off-kilter chemistry and laid-back attitude toward pretty much everything in the galaxy (up to and including the Infinity Stones).

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4. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Although director James Gunn always kept the tone light and the action flowing, the storyline of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is brutally dark. It not only has Peter wrestle with his strained feelings toward his caring (but frequently abusing) kidnapper / father Yondu, but with the fact that the most devastating moment in his life – watching his mother slowly waste away from an inoperable brain tumor – was the fault of Ego the Living Planet, his absentee biological father, who only came back into his life so that he could kill him and...
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