“Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!”
Reuters has reported that the Awesome Mix compilation from the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack has topped the Billboard 200.
The 12-track release contains Bowie’s 1972 Ziggy Stardust classic, Moonage Daydream.
There is also a Guardians of the Galaxy 2CD Deluxe version of the album which contains the same 12 tracks from the film, but also includes the score from the movie.
Here’s an excerpt from PIYA SINHA-ROY’s Reuters report.
The alien superheroes of Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy" not only stormed the movie box office, but the Marvel superheroes' throwback 1970s-style soundtrack climbed to the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard chart on Wednesday.
"Awesome Mix Vol. 1," which includes classic hits such as Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling," The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," and David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream," sold 109,000 copies in its second week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
It had entered the chart last week at No. 3 with first-week sales of 60,000.
The 12-track retro mix is featured heavily throughout the film as rogue hero Peter Quill's own soundtrack as he battles evil intergalactic villains to save the galaxy. It is the second soundtrack this year to top the album chart, following the success of Walt Disney Co's animated hit "Frozen."