In Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord treasures nothing more than a classic-rock mixtape from his mother, an aural reminder of his brief boyhood spent on Earth. When we ran into Pratt last night at a Guardians screening hosted by the Cinema Society, Men’s Fitness, and FIJI, we brought up Star-Lord’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1,” and asked the actor what he might put on his own personal playlist. “Oh, that’s a good question!” Pratt enthused. “I’m a big country music fan, so probably a lot of Garth Brooks, Eric Church, George Strait. Maybe some good ‘80s music — we were listening to some Madonna in the car today; I was singing the Patrick Swayze song from Dirty Dancing today.” With his thoughts collected, Pratt launched into an off-the-cuff playlist, which you can listen to below.
“So … Eric Church, ‘A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young.’ Or ‘Dark Side.’”
“George Strait would be, like, ‘Troubadour.’”
“Garth Brooks would be, I’m just throwing it out here, ‘Unanswered Prayers.’”
“‘She’s Like the Wind,’ Patrick Swayze.”
“And what was the Madonna song we were singing in the car? Star light, star bright … star light for a Star-Lord!”