When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 finally hits theaters you may find yourself transported back to the 70’s, but don’t worry I’m not talking about a leisure suit.
On Wednesday Rolling Stone released the track list for Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and a new soundtrack poster.
Director James Gunn talked with Rolling Stone about how one of the hardest songs to get the rights for was “Mr. Blue Sky” by the Electric Light Orchestra.
“I’ve always said that if the Guardians had a house band, it would be ELO,” says Gunn, “and ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ is one of my favorite songs by them. We had a hard time getting the rights. We had to really fight to get the song, and I personally appealed to Jeff Lynne.” Lynne had previously approved a song for the first Guardians that Gunn ended up cutting, which made the process harder this time. But in the end, Gunn says, “I think we made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.”
Gunn also talked about which two songs are really the most important ones to the movie not to mention both songs are also two of his favorites from the 1970’s.
“There are two songs that are the most deeply embedded into the fibers of the film,” says Gunn. “‘The Chain’ is one because it is about the Guardians, at least in the way we use it, and we use it a couple of times in the movie. And the other one is ‘Brandy,’ which is an incredibly important song in the movie. Both happen to be two of my favorite songs from the Seventies.”
Check out the full list below and see if any of the songs from the list are some of your favorites from the 70’s.
1. “Mr. Blue Sky” – Electric Light Orchestra
2. “Fox on the Run” – Sweet
3. “Lake Shore Drive” – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
4. “The Chain” – Fleetwood Mac
5. “Bring It on Home to Me” – Sam Cooke
6. “Southern Nights” – Glen Campbell
7. “My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison
8. “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” – Looking Glass
9. “Come a Little Bit Closer” – Jay and the Americans
10. “Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang” – Silver
11. “Surrender” – Cheap Trick
12. “Father and Son” – Cat Stevens
13. “Flash Light” – Parliament
14. “Guardians Inferno” – The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff