The excellent Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is free today on Google Play Music

You have no reason not to download this right now.

Oh, you need a reason? You must not have seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet (you should fix that when it hits Google Play Movies (opens in new tab), it'll be money well-spent). It's free music (at least in the US). In the meantime, here are just a few of the tracks in Awesome Mix Vol. 1:

  • Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede
  • Fooled Around And Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop
  • Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye

Seriously. It's free. Just download it now (opens in new tab). Hit the preview buttons if you must. But really, just start downloading now.

Thanks to Brandon for the heads up!

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm (the old one), and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • LOL. Ok fine, I'm downloading it. Stop yelling at me! :)
  • Saw this late last night and purchased it right away in case it was an error. Great soundtrack of older tunes. Posted via Android Central App
  • Annnndd - it is .99 cents in Canada.
  • It'll be the best loonie you've ever spent.
  • But I'm Hooked on a Feeling... high on believing... thanks for the suggestion
  • Bought. For $0.99 its a steal, even if I already subscribe to Google Play Music all access. :)
  • True.
  • Now we know. $0 US = $0.99 CDN. I'm trading in all my $0 US right now. I'll be rich!
  • Also 0$ US = £5.49 UK Posted via the Android Central App
  • And U$0,00 == R$ 15,99 (Brazil). Or five bucks.
  • Install Hola extension in Chrome to access Play via VPN... and it will be free
  • That soundtrack was easily the best ten dollars I've ever spent. Great to see it for free for those that haven't got it yet.
  • Still a £5.49p charge in the UK :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • We had if for 99p a few weeks ago. I grabbed it then. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's bullshit, I just paid for it like 3 days ago! Posted via Android Central App
  • That's not BS. That's just bad timing. :-)
  • Lorde's Album is Free Also!
  • .99 in canada
  • It is! Awesome!
  • What is a Lorde?
  • A unit of measurement equal to 1000 bananas. Posted from the amazing whatever device I can afford because I'm a broke college kid.
  • Thanks for the heads up! Wouldn't have even known.
  • listening
  • $65 pesos in Mexico :(
  • I don't have ANY idea if that's good or bad... For scale, how many Dos Equis will that get me?
  • haha it's bad because it's not free
    You will get 6 Dos Equis for that money
  • Well given the choice between an album and getting tipsy, I know which one I'm spending my $65 pesos on!
  • Please add only in the US
  • Article clearly states "It's free music (at least in the US)". Of course, it doesn't say it in the attention grabbing headline :) Even it did have it in the title everyone will still mention it's not free in (insert country here)..
  • Still full price in the uk Posted via Android Central App
  • Amazing free collection of music! LOVE IT!
  • I'm really pumped for this! I expected this movie to be terrible, and it was borderline fantastic. A good humorous super hero tail. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks for the heads up! Posted via Android Central App
  • Doesn't appear to be free in the uk. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The free album is just the collection of songs that were used in the movie but have all been long available elsewhere. If you want the real soundtrack album for the film, the orchestral score by Tyler Bates, that is still $7.99 on Google Play.
  • The "free" album IS the soundtrack. You are referring to the "score".
  • Why would I not download Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky? It was quite popular on the radio when I was in jail. Of course I'll download it, and the rest. I don't hold a grudge. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Awesome & added. Although I have had All Access since launch. I'll add anyway. Folks it clearly states "It's free music (at least in the US)". Don't just look at the catchy title..
  • Oh well bought it weeks ago. However I am very excited when I woke up to an email saying that my Guardians of the galaxy HD pre order was ready for my entertainment. Movie night !! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mmmm free. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 22.49PLN in Poland. It's about US $7.
  • so I never use Google Play Music. I got it downloaded and I can listen to it in the play store. But, It doesn't show up in the play music app. Is there something I'm missing?
  • The app just hasn't refreshed your music library yet. You can force the app to refresh, but it's buried a little Settings -> Refresh
  • Thank you, that worked :)
  • It's $8.99 for me in Australia. :( Posted via the Android Central App
  • Doesn't appear free in NZ. Wish Google would blanket these sorts of deals across all on Play and not just these small subsets. (Yes aware of the count of the userbase but I am looking at it from a 1 country out of all available on Play.) Posted via the Android Central App
  • It is more than that is it separate countries with different laws. It is a nightmare of 'protections' Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I'm getting very very very upset with Google now. I pay monthly for the "All access" here in Germany, great. So I read this and even thou I can't get it for free, I'm still paying monthly, guess what, can't find it. Google gives me the option to buy it but I'm already paying monthly for All Access and not matter what I try to search, I cannot find the damn album!
  • Sadly licensing fees & agreements are not the same in every country and do change. I've had a few albums disappear on me a few times in All Access. Can you see the album via the Play link in the article (
  • The link to buy works fine. But I want it in my all access. Can you post the Google music link? Maybe if I directly click it Posted via the Android Central App
  • thanks for your help. But nothing =( I opens Play Music and I get a little popup saying "Couldn't open the album. Please try again" On the app, it tries to load something and then jumps back to the main page. Oh well =/
  • $9.49 here
  • Kind of sucks that for a such a global service provider as Google to be always so USA-centered.
  • They are a US company
  • And providing services for the whole world. They don't seem so USA-centered when it comes to feeding ads to the rest of the American continent.
  • Different regulars and agreements. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Which is why it sucks.
  • Not free in UK Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks! I had hundreds of mixed tapes back in the day. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Its $9 in Australia, why does the US get it free. Rip off Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nice! Just downloaded it. Thanks
  • This is Not Free anywhere else can we have correct announcements
    This is yet again only Free in the USA and Not I repeat Not World wide
  • In Brazil it's R$ 14,99, about US$7,00...that's ridicoulous
  • The reviews people are leaving on this are comical. Must be a least 10 of the few I read calling this 80's music.
  • I got mine. I already had it on my iPod , but I hadn't had a chance to move the songs to my phone. This works out perfectly. Thanks for the heads up. Posted via Android Central App
  • Pretty Cool!
  • reason: not available... Posted via Android Central App
  • I already paid for it .. bangs head on keyboard ..
  • Another reason why I love android and Google. Ian B
  • Thanks for the tip! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks guys!
  • In Greece it is 4,49 Euros.
    It should be free globally...
  • x
  • Awesome mix Posted via the Android Central App
  • costs 65 kronor in sweden (rougly 10$us) so its not free here either