No matter whether we were driving around the
Missouri countryside third-wheeling Ego and Meredith’s love affair, burning
through a box of tissues at Yondu’s funeral or donning our best game-face to
battle an inter-dimensional space creature, there was always one commonality in
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.: a kickass soundtrack that was guaranteed to
make us escape a little further, cry a little harder and fist pump a little
Threading the scenes together like a patchwork
quilt, the second mixtape Meredith Quill made for her son Peter (aka Star-Lord)
takes us on a musical journey through the cosmos and allows us to experience
the comparable highs and lows as the titular team of superheroes – but will
James Gunn be able to strike the same chord again?
Heading into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we
can expect the song selection to widely expand and diversify, as Peter has
acquired a Zune – a portable music player that all Earth-people are apparently listening to nowadays – with
over 300 songs in its library, giving him the opportunity to potentially explore
a different era of music while also paying homage to his late mother’s commendable
Sadly we won’t discover which tracks will be
blasting out of Peter’s Zune for a few years yet, but here are some of our song
suggestions for the next instalment of Marvel’s rip-roaring space adventure.
Adele Ankers is a freelance writer by day and a bespectacled blogger by night, kind of like a superhero without the conceited cape. She is a self-confessed cinephile and the proud founder of her own perpetual movie marathon, comprised of genuine greats, forgotten oddities and everything in-between. All words are her own, including any use of emojis - which is the only other language that she is fluent in aside from English.