'Guardians of the Galaxy' soundtrack tops Billboard 200

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Star-Lord would be proud: Guardians of the Galaxy’s soundtrack is currently the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200.

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter “Star-Lord” Quill’s most prized possession is a mixtape titled Awesome Mix Vol. 1featuring previously recorded songs by the Jackson 5, David Bowie, and the Runaways. This alone makes the soundtrack’s spot on the top of the charts notable—all previous No. 1 soundtracks have featured at least some music recorded just for that film, but all of the Guardians’ tracks were recorded in the ’70s.

The Guardians of the Galaxy mix is the second soundtrack to hit the top spot this year: Frozen’s soundtrack, which included the Grammy-winning “Let It Go,” topped the Billboard 200 in January.

Between its July 29 release and August 10, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack sold 169,000 copies.


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