1970’s Song From Guardians of the Galaxy Becomes a Hit
The “Awesome Mix” of retro 1970s songs featured in hit superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy” topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a second consecutive week on Wednesday.
“Awesome Mix Vol. 1,” which includes classic hits such as Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” featured heavily throughout the “Guardians” film as rogue hero Peter Quill’s own soundtrack. It sold 93,000 copies last week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, keeping its hold on the top spot of the chart.
Retaining its position at No. 2 for a second week is the 51st installment of the “Now That’s What I Call Music!” compilation album franchise featuring current pop hits, which sold 52,000 copies in its second week.