"Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1" is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I’m Not in Love”
by 10cc, Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love,” and The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb”; and "Guardians of the Galaxy is the digital score
soundtrack. The film opens in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Music plays a major role in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way.
Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, “One of the main story points in the movie is that Quill has this
compilation tape [Awesome Mix Vol. 1] that he got from his mother before she died that she made for him. It was of songs that she loved, all songs
from the 1970s, and that’s the only thing he has left of his mother and that’s the only thing he has left of his home on Earth. He uses that as a
connection to his past and to the sadness that he feels of having left all that and lost all that.”