Marvel Studio’s latest cinematic hit Guardians of the Galaxy is not only top of the box office, but is also climbing high at number three on the Billboard charts with its soundtrack album, Awesome Mix – Vol. 1.
The album, a joint project from Marvel and Hollywood Records, was released at the end of July and features classic soft rock and pop tunes from the 1970s include Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” and The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb” and is a major plot point for the film. It is currently number 3 on the Billboard chart and has shifted over 60,000 albums based on data available from Nielsen. The album has also topped the iTunes Soundtrack charts in over 22 countries as well has gaining the top spot in the overall iTunes album chart.
Marvel and Hollywood Records are also teaming up with Spotify to launch “My Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1” which riffs on Star-Lord’s cassette from the film and allows Spotify users to create their own awesome collection of new and classic hits using Spotify’s 25 million strong catalogue as the ultimate pick list. Budding Star-Lords or Groots can build their own tape at http://awesomemixtape.marvel.com/.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1, is available now physically or digitally wherever music is sold.