Ooga-Shocker! GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200

Ooga-Shocker! GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200

Welp, here's a surprise. The soundtrack for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's the first soundtrack to claim the top spot with no original songs.

Last week, Nielsen SoundScan reported that the soundtrack to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 list with 60,000 units sold. In its second week, the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold a whopping 109,000 copies. That's an increase of 83 percent from last week's tally. That impressive figure also places the soundtrack at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.  It is the second movie soundtrack to top the charts this year, as Disney's Frozen did the same. This is the first time since 2009 in which multiple movie soundtracks have claimed the top spot. In that year, three films did the deed - Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Michael Jackson's This Is It. Guardians of the Galaxy's soundtrack is bit more unique as it is the first time a soundtrack with NO original songs has accomplished the chart topping feat.

Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
Go All The Way - Raspberries
Spirit In The Sky Norman - Greenbaum
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
Fooled Around And Fell In - Elvin Bishop
I'm Not In Love - 10cc
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Come And Get Your Love - Redbone
Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
Escape (The Pina Colada - Rupert Holmes
O-O-H Child The Five - Stairsteps
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye , Tammi Terrell

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. James Gunn is the director and the story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. It releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
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