Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hooked On A Feeling

It's official! The Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack is now the number one selling album in America! Woohoo!

According to Billboard, it sold over 100,000 copies last week and is notable for being the first soundtrack that contains nothing but previously released music to ever hit #1.

I couldn't be more pleased. The soundtrack is comprised of songs from the 1960s and 1970s, and they're all still just as catchy today as they were back in my youth. In fact most of the songs are still rattling around in my head nearly two weeks after I saw the film.

This confirms my belief that current pop music sucks. For a long time now I've thought that today's vapid, overproduced and auto tuned music is double plus ungood. But I couldn't tell if it was truly bad, or if it just seemed so to me because I'm getting old. After all, it's only natural to feel that things were better in the past.

But the success of this soundtrack would seem to indicate I'm right. What passes for music today is awful, the public's tired of it and they want songs containing actual human voices with talent. 

So I wonder who's buying this soundtrack? Is it oldsters like me on a nostalgia kick, or youngins discovering this music for the first time? Hopefully it's both.

For the record, here's what's on the soundtrack:

Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede


Go All The Way by The Raspberries


Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum


Moonage Daydream by David Bowie


Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop


I'm Not In Love by 10cc


I Want You Back by The Jackson 5ive


Come And Get Your Love by Redbone


Cherry Bomb by The Runaways


Escape (The PinĂ£ Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes


O-O-H Child by The Five Stairsteps


Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Tammi Terrell

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