Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – 80’s soundtrack list

Rick Astley and video game developer Eidos-Montréal, a Square Enix studio, have released a video showing the ‘80s icon donning his quintessential quiff and tricking us into inadvertently becoming a victim of the classic meme.

The video, created for the launch of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, puts Rick in the role of a mysterious hacker who develops a mischievous ruse to Rickroll us within the game.

Of his involvement, Rick Astley said: “For years I’ve been biding my time, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to take back ownership of the Rickroll. When I found out Never Gonna Give You Up was in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it was clear this was the opportunity I had been waiting for! In all seriousness though, I’m genuinely excited to be part of the game’s soundtrack, to feature alongside so many wonderful songs that defined a decade and have personally influenced my youth and musical career. With the game’s music focused on the ‘80s, I expect many gamers, particularly the younger ones, will be hearing some of the featured tracks for the first time. I hope these songs bring players the same joy and inspiration they gave me, and spur them on while they’re saving the Galaxy!”

Music is intrinsic to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Never Gonna Give You Up features alongside 30 other classic ’80s pop and rock tracks in the game’s licensed soundtrack, such as Mötley Crüe, Bonnie Tyler, Billy Idol, Pat Benetar, Def Leppard, and BLONDIE.

An innovative gameplay mechanic called the Huddle gives us the opportunity to motivate the Guardians during combat by giving them a pep talk that takes inspiration from famous song lyrics. It is this sequence, that Rick takes advantage of, to lead us down a path that ultimately leads to one outcome, the Rickroll, with us left confused and confronted with a dancing Rick and his seminal ‘80s hit, Never Gonna Give You Up.

The full licensed tracklist

  1. Blondie – Call Me
  2. Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
  3. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
  4. Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s A Winner
  5. Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
  6. Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  7. EUROPE – The Final Countdown
  8. New Kids on the Block – Hangin’ Tough
  9. Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  10. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero
  11. KISS – I Love It Loud
  12. Flock of Seagulls – I Ran
  13. Culture Club – I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
  14. Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart
  15. Simple Minds – Love Song
  16. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  17. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
  18. Def Leppard – Rock Rock Till You Drop
  19. Rainbow – Since You Been Gone
  20. A-ha – Take On Me
  21. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
  22. Loverboy – Turn Me Loose
  23. Autograph – Turn Up the Radio
  24. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  25. Scandal featuring Patty Smyth – The Warrior
  26. Starship – We Built This City
  27. Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
  28. Billy Idol – White Wedding

Listen to the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Original Video Game Playlist here and see the tracklist on the offical website.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available now on PlayStation®5 console, PlayStation®4 console, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, PC, and streaming via GeForce NOW. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch is also available in select regions.

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