Fans were so hooked to their feelings about this music in the original 2014 sci-fi movie that the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold over 1.75 million copies. That’s right $1.75 million. Plus the film’s success revived interest in cassette tapes. Urban Outfitters sold over 11,000 cassette tapes from the film with songs such as “Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” and Elvis Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”
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Describing the songs as his “childhood wallpaper,” director James Gunn told the L.A. Times that these songs anchored the Guardians of the Galaxy movies since the characters were an oddball mix of space aliens, a wisecracking talking raccoon and Pratt’s character Peter Quill who’s also known as Star-Lord. It made the plot more plausible. Marvel Studios executives also marveled at the success of the music’s popularity since it’s rare a 2017 film looks to the past for so much of its music.
But success speaks volumes. Gunn also shared how young people wrote how much they loved this music in comparison to the current crop of songs and are now fans.