Eight Years Ago the Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack was #1 in America
It was undeniably one of the biggest successes- and surprises- of the MCU when it was initially released in theaters, and time has only made its success that much more remarkable, as eight years ago, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack was #1 in America.
A peer through the vast history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will observe some of the most successful films of all time; with the domestic box office being riddled with some of the biggest Marvel projects to ever be released.
The massive amount of success stories that Marvel Studios can offer from their ambitious and ever-expanding film franchise of film franchises have- at one time or another- seemingly traveled to the deepest corners of the universe, and every realm yet to be explored.
But before that became commonplace, it was one film that truly represented Marvel’s deep tract into the unknown, as the initial introduction to the cosmic realm of the MCU came in a project that many were unsure about, but ended up being among its greatest releases ever.
Eight years ago the Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack was #1 in America, and it represented the James Gunn-helmed project that took one of Marvel’s most obscure comic book teams and adapted them to some of the most beloved MCU characters.
It was a Tweet by music publicist Eric Alper, who noted the significance of the achievement, and of the film’s soundtrack itself; one of the best Marvel has produced, and one of the most important to the nature of the narrative in which the film conducts itself.
On this day in 2014, The Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack goes to #1 in America, where it stays for two weeks. It's a big reason why cassettes made a comeback that year, and continues to be part of an artist's physical release schedule. pic.twitter.com/B3RNebBY3X
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) August 23, 2022
Alper stated, “On this day in 2014, The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack goes to #1 in America, where it stars for two weeks. It’s a big reason why cassettes made a comeback that year, and continues to be a part of an artist’s physical release schedule.”
It is an incredibly underrated aspect of the film’s importance- not just to the Marvel Universe, but to pop culture- and it, yet again, speaks to its vast and undeniable impact.