Guardians Of The Galaxy's Chris Pratt Reveals What's On His Own Awesome Mix Vol. 1

By Kelly West 2014-09-03 21:58:10discussion comments
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There are a lot of awesome things about Guardians of the Galaxy, among which is Peter Quill's "Awesome Mix - Vol. 1, a mix tape made by his mother, which serves as something of a soundtrack for the film, in addition to being a very personal and character-defining prop for Chris Pratt's character. What would Chris Pratt have on his own Awesome Mix? He actually made such a mix tape once, and from the sound of it, it was totally 80s.

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt spoke to IGN about a tape he once made, saying, "I made a mix tape for my brother that was essentially an 'Awesome Mix - Vol. 1', but it was all the music that I loved and made me think of him, and that was from the 80s."

What was on the tape? Pratt dropped a few specific songs and artists that he put in the mix, including...

The star-studded USA For Africa's "We Are The World"...



And Starship's Grammy-nominated single "We Built This City"...



Think Star-Lord would like Starship? On a related note, "We Built This City" was co-written by Bernie Taupin, who's well known for his many collaborations with Elton John. Including, ahem, Rocket Man.

Beyond the above two songs, Chris Pratt says the mix he made included some Madonna. In absence of any specified song titles, we're filling in the blank with "Lucky Star" off Madonna's debut album...



And the B-side to the single, "Holiday"...



Pratt also mentioned including some Run-D.M.C.. Since Pratt didn't mention any song titles for them either, we'll showcase the Queens-native hip hop and rap group with the classic "It's Tricky"...



(Yes, that's Penn and Teller playing Three-Card Monte.)

And we'll throw in Run-D.M.C.'s cover of Aerosmith's "Walk this Way" ...



Maybe I'm just wish-mixing here, but I like to imagine Chris Pratt might have also considered working in Scandal's "The Warrior" or maybe one of Kenny Loggins' soundtrack songs like "Danger Zone" or ""I'm Free" (because "Footloose" from Footloose seems a tad too obvious.)
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