Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game soundtrack is cool — hell, I played half of them on my radio show in the 80s

As a music journalist, I could not be happier with the soundtrack for the upcoming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy video game.

I mean, not only is this thing massive, with its huge list of licensed 1980s hits, hell, as a radio DJ back in the 80s in Cincinnati, Ohio myself, I played most of them on my shows.

Talk about bringing back fabulous memories for me. (But can I also say, “Jesus, this thing must have cost developer Eidos-Montreal a helluva lot of money”, as we’re not talking no name bands here).

The full list for the songs on the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game soundtrack looks like this:

  • Blondie – Call Me
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
  • Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
  • Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s A Winner
  • Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
  • Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  • EUROPE – The Final Countdown
  • New Kids on the Block – Hangin’ Tough
  • Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  • Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero
  • KISS – I Love It Loud
  • Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
  • Culture Club – I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
  • Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart
  • Simple Minds – Love Song
  • Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
  • Def Leppard – Rock Rock Till You Drop
  • Rainbow – Since You Been Gone
  • A-ha – Take On Me
  • Soft Cell – Tainted Love
  • Loverboy – Turn Me Loose
  • Autograph – Turn Up the Radio
  • Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  • Scandal featuring Patty Smyth – The Warrior
  • Starship – We Built This City
  • Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
  • Billy Idol – White Wedding

The Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game soundtrack isn’t just a nice musical backdrop to your gameplay either, as the songs can be used in combat to give your fellow Guardians a buff.

That feature alone could help you win.

If you just love the songs too, you’ll have plenty of chances to listen to them in game, including while you’re hanging out on the Milano and feel like firing up the jukebox.

Or, you can listen to all the songs on the soundtrack now via these streaming services.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is due to release on October 26, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC.

 

Michelle Topham