According to Reuters the Cosmic superheroes of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" not only dominated the movie box office, but the Marvel superheroes' throwback 1970s-style soundtrack climbed to the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard chart on Wednesday. ( was I the only one who did the Casey Kasem voice?)
"Awesome Mix Vol. 1," includes classic hits such as Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling," The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," and David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream," sold 109,000 copies in its second week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
The music, featured throughout the movie, is not only used to set a tone for the scene but it also seems to take on a character of its own. In one scene Quill even uses it as a distraction singing a song himself.
It had entered the chart last week at No. 3 with first-week sales of 60,000.
The 12-track retro mix is featured heavily throughout the film as rogue hero Peter Quill's own soundtrack as he battles evil intergalactic villains to save the galaxy. It is the second soundtrack this year to top the album chart, following the success of Walt Disney Co's animated hit "Frozen."
For the week ended Aug. 10, total album sales clocked in at 4.27 million, down just 9 percent from the comparable week in 2013, while year-to-date album sales totaled 146.4 million, down 14 percent from the same period a year ago, Billboard said.
Bottom line Star Lord's "Awesome Mix Volume #1" is just that.....AWESOME!!