1970s - Sue Storm
1980s - Rogue
1990s - Blink
2000s - Spider-Woman
2010s - Captain Marvel
I’ll take “Things a white person says” for $500, Alex.
[I wrote this yesterday and thought “Don’t post that. It’s dumb. No one cares.” But I think maybe after last night’s events a dumb post isn’t a bad thing. And this music is a nice antidote to the crap that has happened in Ferguson.]
Guardians of the Galaxy is a fun movie with a nice side effect: making me look back at some great hits of the 1970s. You can buy "Awesome Mix, Vol. 1" from the movie, but I already owned a few of the songs and wasn’t crazy about some others (although they fit into the movie nicely) so I made my own short Guardians-inspired playlist. Bolded ones are in the movie, the others are my additions.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Come And Get Your Love - Redbone
I’m Not In Love - 10cc
Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
The only outlier is “Will It Go Round In Circles” which is not a love song but I think it’s a great song that would have been at home in Guardians.