Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – Twisted Mixtape Returns!

twisted new logo 8.6.14I want to thank Marvel, James Gunn and the powers that be, for reaching deep down inside my soul and reviving my love of the mixtape. I admit it, I was lost, I had replaced my passion with lifeless monotony.

I was still in flux when it came to the decision to revive our mixtape meme. And then, and then….I saw Guardians of the Galaxy.

Opening scene: A boy, sitting on a chair, listening to a Walkman with a mixtape in it. The first song I hear is I’m Not In Love, and I was. He had me at “I’m.”

I’m Not In Love has been on almost every Greatest Hits playlist (not short mixes) I have made since the advent of iTunes. Those notes…that soft sound was the moment I knew I had found one of my new favorite movies of all time AND that I needed to make Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2.

As I was walking out of the theater I started a note on my phone for Awesome Mix Vol. 2, before I even walked out the door I knew what my first song would be, I’ll Take You There by the Staple Sisters; in the car on the way home (I may have typed at a stoplight) I had song two, The Boys Are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy.


Maybe you haven’t been around forever, and didn’t read the very first Mixtape I made. It was there that I professed my true lost calling: “Soundtrack Maker” or “Music Director” or “Person who knows exactly what music goes with what scene.” I feel very much connected to the character John Cusack plays in High Fidelity, as we both seem to understand the importance of the mixtape craft.

On the flip side, and why I wasn’t quite ready, many new things are happening for me. The most important being that I have been studying code intensely for about 4 months and plan to implement a new incarnation of me, one that will include my new ability to code and will exploit the fact that I now know really and truly how the back-end of websites and WordPress sites work. But I’m not really ready for the big reveal. So, stay-tuned.


Now, without further ado:

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2


I’m going to try something new. For those of you who actually use YouTube to listen to music, the first link is going to be to the whole playlist. It is in the same order, just click play and go! Or move on down, and each song is listed individually. And turn it up!


I’ll Take You There – The Staple Sisters


The Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy


Come Together – The Beatles


Bang a Gong (Get it On) – T. Rex


Just What I needed – The Cars


More Than a Feeling – Boston


I’m a Believer – The Monkees


Taking Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive


Right Down The Line – Gerry Rafferty


Hold On, I’m Coming – Sam & Dave


Baby Come Back – Player (This will be my only editorializing, at some point you know Quill is gonna screw things up with Gamora, but he’s gonna know he was a complete ass – and maybe only then does he really realize how he feels, this is that song. And then the sub-story of Quill’s true father? Maybe?)


Come Dancing – The Kinks


The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes – Elvis Costello



guardians of the galaxy awesome mix vol. 2

Thank you to Sarah The Sadder But Wiser Girl for sending me this eye candy!


If this is your first time, or your memory is a little fuzzy, this is how it goes:

You may create your own post and link up through the linky tool, or you can put your choices in the comments (even if you only have one!). Your contribution MUST fit the theme (Kerri) and this time around can have up to 11 songs! Yup, we are usually 5, but since this is a movie soundtrack, why not make it a real soundtrack?

Please put a link back to this post in your mixtape, either via the button or just a hotlink, so your friends can listen too! And sharing via social media is always appreciated!

There is no music snobbery here! Try and visit as many other folks as possible, I’ve enabled the “like” function if you want to use that to know who you’ve visited already.

And mostly just have fun!

22 thoughts on “Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – Twisted Mixtape Returns!

  1. I’ve missed you Jen! I’m not linking up but I couldn’t miss your mix tape. It always make me smile. I haven’t seen this movie…come to think of it, I haven’t seen a movie in the theater in almost a year. I need to get out more…

    • Thank you Dana! It’s good to be back! Maybe with the once a month thing, you’ll be able to come back again and play for one of the themes! And GO SEE IT! I don’t get to see movies either, but I just couldn’t miss this one!

  2. Ok, I smiled whe I got the newsletter tonight and must admit the playlist definitely didn’t disappoint with The Beatles on it and even so many greats, including Thin Lizzy! So good to have you back my friend now 🙂

  3. This is quite simply, awesome. I knew EXACTLY in what part of the movie every song would go. Especially cause you know Quill is going to mess up. I hear there is already a sequel planned. I’ll see you at the drive in!

  4. So excited you’re coming back and couldn’t miss your “soft launch”. Such a fun first list. It almost makes me want to go see a movie for the first time in, well, a while. Enjoying the Cars at the moment…

    Not linking because I haven’t seen the movie – but looking forward to seeing you in the fall :).

    • Thank you so much for coming by Louise!! I am very excited too, it really took this movie to get me excited to play again. I hope you get to see it. I don’t have a lot of opportunites to go to movies, but I couldn’t miss this one!
      Looking forward to seeing you in September!

  5. One of my dream “blogger meet ups” is to just sit with you somewhere (preferably near an ocean, holding cocktails) and have you tell me about music..or just chatting about bands and songs and lyrics with you until you tell me some amazing obscure story about a 70’s band. (Like the other day I heard on the radio about how Pablo Cruise isn’t a person, it’s a band and I was just tickled for the day knowing that. Like knowing the stories behind the people and the music is almost better than the songs.)

    Baby, Come Back..sigh
    I’m Not In 😉
    adding Elvis Costello..sweet
    loved every single song.

    • Kir, I would really love it, I would. I remember when I realized that Dawn wasn’t a person in Tony Orlando and Dawn. Cause you know it was like The Captain and Tenille 😉 I will talk music, especially 70’s music 24/7 if you let me….
      So happy we’re back together!

  6. Some solid choices this week Jen! I def thought of you when I saw the film and was very happy to see this post go up! Love these in particular: Boston, The Cars, Player. Really all of them. 11 felt too tight! That’s the problem with an iPod, you don’t have to edit yourself. 1000 song playlist? Sure!

  7. I thought Shining Star by Earth Wind and Fire would work well for this too! 🙂 But I love this list and I’m now inspired to start on my own!

  8. Michael Jordan, bell bottoms, every boxer who ever boxed: Are you listening?

    This. THIS is how you make a comeback!

    I want this mix for any time I feel the need to kick a little ass.


  9. Would putting “Rocky Raccoon” by The Beatles be a little to obvious? Also, I completely agree with Sam & Dave (maybe Soul Man?), Boston, and Thin Lizzy.

  10. It’s back it’s back it’s back!!! Also, I am ashamed to say I’d totally forgotten about Bang a Gong. Like it was erased from my head. I’m glad it’s back.

  11. Oh, I’ve been smiling the whole time reading this post. I haven’t seen the movie but I’m totally digging your music selection (as usual). I must admit – I’m very excited to hear about your coding education, I’ve been looking into it a little bit as I’m trying to figure out “what I want to do when I grow up.” I’ll try to hook up with the mix tape next time, glad you’re back with it!

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