TIL The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album in history consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart.
Releasing an album full of top 100 tracks and making it to top 100. BRILLIANT.
Now THAT'S what I call music!
Forrest Gump's soundtrack reached #2 back when people were actually buying albums. It went diamond (though it was a double album meaning each album counted as two units).
I'll try rereleasing, that's a good trick
It was a good mixtape
And now they are trying to revive Zune
Well that's cause everyone was hooked on a feeling and high on believing that you're in love with me
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Brother,_Where_Art_Thou%3F_(soundtrack) The soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou comes close to beating this - hit number 1 with all of the songs had been previously released in one way or another, just the soundtrack consists of modern recordings.
But it included at least one song original to the movie.
An awesome mix, you would say
It's also responsible for raising the eBay price of Sony Walkmans by about 2000%.
Fuck you, you fucking fuckers.
Hey now, the last generation Zune 120GB was a rocking little media player. They fixed the problems of the first gen, expanded on the existing features, and gave good storage space.
I saved up for ages to get one, and by the time I could afford it they stopped making them, and they were all $400.
I still used the Zune software for a long time, it was a nice media player.
Complaining about hipsters doing something that you used to do before it was cool 🤔
Score: "Forrest Gump Suite" composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII am the Maaaaannnnnnn of constant sorrowwww...
They're following the gallowboob repost model of gaming the music charts.
Life is a simulation and Alan Silvestri has god mode.
We negotiate the terms of surrender.
I saw George Washington smile.
It's getting harder and harder to stay analog because hipsters are willing to pay a shit ton of money for the garbage they threw out as kids.
Edit: yeah, ok I see the irony and idiocy in my statement now. Oh well. I guess what I was trying to say was that the main reason I haven't given up on cassettes and VHS is because they're stupid cheap. But now the prices are starting to go up, mainly on the hardware end
I thought starting with Mr blue sky was pretty good and the fight scene with the chain as well. Overall though it wasn't as great as the first for music.
I used my Zune daily until smartphones were good enough to make mp3 players irrelevant. I'll still pull it out for road trips.
I've been listening to both soundtracks since April. Great way to mix up the selection of stuff you what on the daily. Lake Shore Drive is one of my faves from the second album.
I was hoping for a great soundtrack for the second one but my view is that it wasn't that strong and didn't match the feeling on the screen. Except for the Cat Stevens song at the end, that was nice.
Of course they're not. The whole point of replacing the Walkman with a Zune is that it's also obsolete. They were deliberately poking fun at the Zune's failure.
Was that the score or something else?
a top 100 album full of top 100 songs so you can listen to top 100's while it tops 100.
IIIIIIIIHIIII HAMMM THE MAAAHAANN*
You forgot the H sounds.
Same but replace zune for 160gb ipod classic. I'd still use it if iTunes wasn't a pile of wank.
Yo dawg i heard you like top 100 songs so we released.... Someone finish this for me.
Yeah but using Alan Silvestri is pretty much cheating
James Gunn said that Microsoft was actually not happy about them using a Zune in the film. They didn't want it brought to light again, especially in such a big movie.
We escort their men out of Yorktown. They stagger home single file.
Step 1: Select some already successful songs.
Step 2: Rebrand as your movie soundtrack.
Step 3: Buy lakefront property.
Step 4. Profit.
"the chain" was the one track i remember the most
I can't stop this feeling deep inside of me... Oh wait nevermind I just ate a raw chicken
I read this in Andy Dwyer's voice
We have come full circle
Curators = James Gunn. He has complete control over that.
I'm glad the curators of this soundtrack have a great taste for some of the best classic music around. It's good to keep great music like that relevant.
But then they fooled around and fell in love
It's actually a very underrated piece of tech. Mine still works after like ten years. Plus, when I got it, it actually held more music than that year's iPod. The only real flaw is that it's built like a brick, but even then, the damn thing is practically indestructible.
Tens of thousands of people flood the streets
There are screams and church bells ringing.
As as our fallen foes retreat,
I hear the drinking song they're singing...
Still have mine from like 2007. Still works great. 👌
John williams would have aliens, superman, and hogwarts backing him up. In a booby trapped house.
It's treason then
That's when he blows the doors off of the tantive IV and walks in with stormtroopers behind him.
Tbh prequel memes have basically taken over reddit at this point
The world turned upside down...
I actually preferred the second movie's soundtrack in terms of the songs. I agree it didn't flow as seamlessly in the movie though
Ooga chakka ooga ooga ooga chakka!
You son of a bitch...
That's because soundtracks are not usually released that have no new stuff. That's why Ferris Beuller had no soundtrack.
A surprise, to be sure, but a welcomed one.
He claims he wrote the music into the script. At least for Vol 2. I believe him.
The spotify mix that has both albums has been literally the only thing I've listened to since I saw the second movie. (which TBH has a better soundtrack than the first)
Who do you think would win in a brawl between Alan Silvestri, Hanz Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and John Williams?
Part 2 is basically designed to have sex to on shuffle.
Well as long as you have a partner willing to put up with you harmonizing with Hasslehoff in Guardians Inferno...
Spoiler: she wasn't.
Alan Silvestri composes fucking amazing music
Hot damn! It's the Soggy Bottom Boys!
"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 Love" Elvin Bishop "I'm Not in Love" 10cc "I Want You Back" The Jackson 5 "Come and Get Your Love" Redbone "Cherry Bomb" The Runaways "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" Rupert Holmes "O-o-h Child" Five Stairsteps "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
They used the soundtrack better in the second film, but the soundtrack for the first film was stronger.
In the case of Big Rock Candy Mountain that is the original recording from 1928. Amazing quality for 90 years ago.
I have fond memories of a classmate asking 'is that a block of wood?'
ooga Chaka intensifies
that was an awesome song.
And they never even used the best part of the song.
Or are you just happy to see me?
Prequel memes is leaking
The Dazed and Confused soundtrack also sold at least 2M copies. The charts were so much more competitive back then.
That's because they haven't come to get their love yet.
Back in the day the main failure of the Zune was branding/marketing... The few people I know that had one loved it, but it was a terrible brand-name and the MS Marketing/Branding Department clearly had no clue what to do with it.
The whole "squirt songs at your friends" thing was really weird and a little gross.
FREEDOM FOR AMERICA, FREEDOM FOR FRANCE!
Entering Alan Silvestri's initials into NBA Jam gives your guy a really big head and flaming dunks.
And a shark, and Jedi and Sith and Indian Jones etc etc.
For real I still jam out to that and that song the sirens sing all the time.
A hipster turducken, if you will. Which is already the most hipster of all Thanksgiving foods.
Care to elaborate?
But they're not in love...
I have no idea what you're talking about. The second one had a much better soundtrack than the first. The only music choice I was disappointed with was no "Fox on the Run."
You mean rebrandy and buy a house on Lake Shore Drive, surely?
cause kids only get 3/5 of a vote
Really? I should dig and see if I still got mine.
The sirens is always my favorite scene. "Of course it's Pete! Look at him!... We gotta find some kind of wizard to change him back!"
The difference is audible
Do you think the "Mr Blue" was a reference to Yondu?
I personally thought the first movie had a better soundtrack than the second. What are other people's opinions?
It wasn't bad but it felt forced. Like the scene where they literally say hey let's play Quinn's old music. Didn't have the same flow as the first movie.
40 years later you only remember the best of the best, which is what compilation tracks like this tend to be. Meanwhile, music just now coming out has not gone through that same filter. It's classic survivorship bias of quality music.
I just wish that they'd release the edit of "Come a little bit closer" that they used in the movie, with more pronounced guitar and background vocals.
Still, a damn good soundtrack
Its getting harder and harder to stay a hipster because we're all willing to pay a shit ton of money for the garbage we threw out as kids.
Got all the songs on my Zune.
Yup I was obsessed with Tea for the Tillerman in 1970...played it over and over every day. When I married and had my children it was part of the soundtrack of their lives. To this day it remains one of their favorites. Lost my cookies when they played it at the end of the movie <3
You could probably tell with the vinyl and cassette, but it's difficult to tell between digital without super high quality equipment. Even with the equipment, you have to know what you're looking for.
As for the vinyl and cassette, we all know what that vinyl hiss sounds like. With cassettes, it depends. With Dolby, the high ends are dampened. Without Dolby, there is audible tape hiss.