The soundtrack to the new Marvel super-hero flick sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has rocketed to #8 on the Billboard 200 after moving 34,000 equivalent album units during its first week of release. The album, titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2, is made up mostly of hit 1970s tunes by such artists as Fleetwood Mac, Cat Stevens, George Harrison, Electric Light Orchestra, Glen Campbell and Sweet.
Speaking with ABC Radio’s Good Morning America After Hours, Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt talked about some of his favorite tunes that appear in the movie, and on its soundtrack.
“I love…Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain,'” says the actor, who portrays the half-human, half-alien Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord. “I can’t believe we got that song for this movie. And that almost becomes the Guardians’ theme song through the course of this journey.”
Pratt also singles out Cat Stevens’ “Father and Son,” which he points out is heard during a moment late in the movie he says “is really special to me.”
Pratt adds that while those two tunes are notable for him, he thinks “the whole soundtrack, the whole playlist is really dynamite.”
Other tracks featured on the album include ELO’s “Mr. Blue Sky,” Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord,” Campbell’s “Southern Nights” and Sweet’s “Fox on the Run.”
Awesome Mix Vol. 2 was released digitally on April 21, and on CD on April 28. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 film hits theaters this Friday, May 5.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2014, and became the first soundtrack made up wholly of previously released songs to reach #1 on the chart.
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