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The Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Awesome Mix’ Is the Galaxy’s Top Album Right Now

Proving again that this summer’s Billboard charts have a taste for irony, the “Awesome Mix, Vol. 1” that served as both The Guardians of the Galaxy‘s soundtrack and central characterization device is the country’s top-selling album this week. The soundtrack is entirely made up of ’60s and ’70s hits—many of which are floating around Spotify for free—but the mixtape is helped by some great album art, the film’s unexpected success and tiny dancing Groot. Director James Gunn wrote a giddy Facebook post to celebrate.

Haha! The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is the NUMBER ONE record in the country! All those days as a child I spent locked in a room listening to AM radio were not wasted! (Somewhere in a boardroom right now a movie executive is trying to give a film that’s not testing well the ‘Guardians soundtrack treatment but with a new twist’ – say, nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy. This is something you will not thank me for.)

“Nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy” doesn’t sound all that bad …

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