Listen to The The’s ‘This is the Day’ from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Rocket is listening to musicLo

The The’s ‘This is the Day‘ is one of a slew of superb songs on the Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 soundtrack

The third film based on Marvel Comics’ Guardians of the Galaxy superheroes — Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3 — came out a few days ago, and I finally got around to seeing it this weekend.

Now, sure, it is not the best movie released even this year by far. Especially as, at over 2 1/2 hours, it needed an editor brutal enough to get rid of about a quarter of it.

That being said, Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3 is not as bad as some critics are insisting you believe.

Advertising

Especially as it is pretty fast moving, and does feature some hella stellar music on its soundtrack.

Songs like The The’s ‘This is the Day‘, which was heard on the film as Rocket is listening to music and Kraglin is going after the High Evolutionary’s ship.

The The’s ‘This is the Day‘ is popular with TV show/movie music supervisors

Post punk/new wave band The The was established in 1979 and, yep, over 40 years later is still around.

Their song ‘This is the Day‘ came out in late 1983 first as a single and then a month later on the indie British band’s debut studio album Soul Mining.

As a single release, the track was not a massive hit for the band.



Advertising


It made it to #71 on the UK Singles chart, and that was about it.

Since that release, though, ‘This is the Day‘ has become a popular song with TV show music supervisors, as it really is a cool musical accompliment to scenes about people turning their lives around.

Just some of the TV shows The The’s ‘This is the Day‘ has been played on in recent years include Sex Education, The Good Doctor, Archive 81 and Looking.

The song has also shown up on the soundtracks of movies like Love and Monsters, Empire Records, and Swallow.

Listen to The The’s ‘This is the Day‘ from the Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 soundtrack in the song’s official music video, and on the band’s Soul Mining album.

 

Michelle Topham


Advertising