With the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack the pressure was on for Marvel’s blockbuster to top the awesome mixtape of the original movie – here's every song featured in the sequel. Guardians Of The Galaxy was one of the more obscure Marvel comics prior to director James Gunn’s live-action adaptation, with the cosmic side of the property considered a risk. The success of the movie proved the cynics wrong, with audiences quickly growing attached to Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his rogue band of space misfits.

Guardians Of The Galaxy also made music an integral part of the story, with Quill maintaining a connection to his late mother and Earth itself through his Awesome Mix Vol. 1 tape. This mixtape featured classic songs like “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc and “Cherrybomb” by The Runaways. The soundtrack became almost as popular as the movie, eventually turning platinum and becoming the second best-selling soundtrack album of 2014 in the U.S. behind Frozen. In addition to matching the quality of the first movie, the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack also needed to meet the expectations of fans too.

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While James Gunn has set himself a high bar, he managed to rise to the challenge. The Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 soundtrack (AKA Awesome Mix Vol.2) features an impressive list of both famous and obscure songs for the sequel. Here's when every song plays in The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2.

Fox On The Run — "Sweet": This Fox On The Run song didn't make it into the movie, but did score the trailer for the Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel.

"Brandy" — Looking Glass: Perhaps the most memorable song from the film, "Brandy" plays during Ego and Meredith's courtship and again when on Ego's Planet.

"Mr. Blue Sky" — Electric Light Orchestra: This ELO song is the score to the opening fight scene that takes place behind the killer dance moves of Baby Groot.

"Lake Shore Drive" — Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah: Lake Shore Drive's song plays as the team flies away from the planet of The Sovereign.

"The Chain" — Fleetwood Mac: This Fleetwood Mac song plays as Quill takes a trip to Ego's Planet.

"Southern Nights" — Glen Campbell: When the Ravagers attack the Guardian's camp, Rocket dispatches a huge number of them in the trees as Glen Campbell's "Southern Nights" plays.

"My Sweet Lord" — George Harrison: This classic Harrison song is playing on Quill's walkman as the ship lands on Ego's Planet.

"Come A Little Bit Closer" — Jay And The Americans: When Yondu escapes capture aboard the Ravager ship, "Come A Little Bit Closer" plays as Yondu kills them with his Yaka arrow.

"Bring It On Home To Me" — Sam Cooke: Sam Cooke's song plays as Peter and Gamora are dancing.

"Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang" — Silver: When The Sovereign attack during the fight with Ego, Kraglin (Sean Gunn) is listening to "Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang."

"Father And Son" — Cat Stevens: During Yondu's funeral at the end of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2, Quill listens to Cat Steven's "Father And Son."

"Surrender" — Cheap Trick: Cheap Trick's "Surrender" is the first song played during the end credits and plays during the post-credits scene where Kraglin plays with Yondu's arrow.

"Flash Light" — Parliament: Parliament's "Flash Light" plays during the end credits.

"Guardians Inferno" — The Sneepers Feat. David Hasselhoff: "Guardians Inferno," specially recorded for the film, is the final song in the end credits.

According to Gunn, the hardest song to acquire was ELO’s "Mr. Blue Sky," with Gunn having to make a personal appeal to Jeff Lynne for its inclusion. The director also feels “The Chain” and “Brandy” are the most thematic songs on the soundtrack, and their placement in the film is important to the story. The final song on the Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 soundtrack is "Guardians Inferno," an entirely original song featuring vocals from David Hasselhoff. Hasselhoff is a noted hero of Peter Quill and the song was intended as a retro disco throwback. A music video was also released for this song, featuring guest appearances from almost every member of the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 cast. Sadly, neither Vin Diesel nor Bradley Cooper, who provide the voices for Groot and Rocket respectively, made an appearance to complete the line-up.

Since the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2, James Gunn has become a titan of comic book adaptations as he has stepped across the divide to work with DC on The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker. Each entry he has made to both the MCU and the DCEU has been marked by a killer soundtrack. While he is set to be pretty busy over the next few years as he heads more DCEU TV shows based on The Suicide Squad characters and returns for Peacemaker season 2, he'll be back for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 with Awesome Mix Vol. 3 in 2023.

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