Empire’s Awesome Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Mixtape – Curated By The Cast And Crew

Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mixtape

by Willow Green |
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With Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 gracing Empire's cover this month, we asked the cast and crew of Marvel's latest space romp to curate an awesome mixtape especially for Empire readers. See their choices below – or listen to to the entire mixtape in this handy Spotify playlist. The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 issue of Empire goes on sale Thursday March 23 – Subscribe to Empire here{ =nofollow}.

Listen to the Spotify playlist here.

Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mixtape

Chosen by Kurt Russell (Ego)

“I can see this working in the movie, with the energy it has. It could be Ego’s theme!”

She’s Gone – Hall & Oates

Chosen by James Gunn (director)

“It’s one of the greatest pop songs ever written. I really wanted to put it into [Vol. 2], but didn’t have a place for it.”

The Prettiest Star – David Bowie

Chosen by Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha)

“It’s one of my favourite songs, and I feel the lyrics suit our film so perfectly. Loss, love and the galaxy...”

Fuir Le Bonheur De Peur Qu’il Ne Se Sauve – Jane Birkin

Chosen by Pom Klementieff (Mantis)

“It means ‘Fleeing happiness for fear it won’t save you.’ I used to sing it at theatre school.”

Whiskey And You – Chris Stapleton

Chosen by Chris Pratt (Star-Lord)

“When I’m on the road, I tend to listen to songs that allow me to bask fully in my loneliness. When I want to dive headfirst into sorrow, I listen to this.”

Angel Band – The Stanley Brothers

Chosen by Michael Rooker (Yondu)

“I love gospel and this is one of my favourite pieces. I like sitting down, having a whiskey and listenin’ to some good music. Yeah!”

Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones

Chosen by Dave Bautista (Drax)

“This is the song that pops right into my head. I listen to it over and over, in my car or while working out. It’s just something that resonates with me.”

Gentle On My Mind – John Hartford

Chosen by Sean Gunn (Rocket/Kraglin)

“The great John Hartford song, made famous by Glen Campbell. I don’t know why it means a lot to me. There’s just something sad and beautiful about it.”

The Obvious Child – Paul Simon

Chosen by Zoe Saldana (Gamora)

“We actors are obvious children. Too stubborn to grow up, picking a profession where you get to play pretend for the rest of your life. This song is very powerful.”

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien – Edith Piaf

Chosen by Karen Gillan (Nebula)

“One of the greatest songs ever written. It feels like an ultimate ending, and the message is great. That’s gotta be the closing number for the mix.”

Listen to the full mixtape on Spotify here.

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