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Here’s what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s soundtrack

Here’s what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s soundtrack


No David Bowie this time around

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s soundtrack will include hits from Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, and many more. Marvel just announced the set list for Awesome Mix, Vol. 2, which means it’s time to add a new playlist to your workout routine.

Like the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film, Vol. 2 features a selection of classic tunes, courtesy of Star-Lord’s beloved cassette tapes. The list reads pretty standard until you reach the last track: “Guardians Inferno” – The Sneepers ft. David Hasselhoff.

Vol. 2 has some strong offerings (Fleetwood Mac, all day long), but it feels like a softer collection than the first time around. The oldies mix from the first film — from The Jackson 5, David Bowie, Redbone, and others — was a best-selling album for weeks after its release. The film’s opening dance sequence, set to “Come and Get Your Love,” was a perfect table-setter for the vibe. It’s also impossible to get out of your head.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, director James Gunn says the film’s music is a way to learn more about Meredith Quill, Star-Lord’s “not elitist” mom. It’s also a revival for some more obscure bands that Marvel fans may not already know. "One of the most exciting things was knowing I would be making bands that may have been forgotten suddenly be a topic of conversation,” Gunn says.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5. The soundtrack will be available April 21. In the meantime, you can already find a near-complete playlist on Spotify.