Before the second installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise crashes into theaters on May 5, we’re bound to see a lot more of our favorite classic-rock-loving Star-Lord and his motley crew of pals. Well, now we can hear more too: Empire Magazine has strung together a pretty great playlist of songs chosen by members of the cast and director James Gunn, along with touching explanations for each choice, from loneliness to love of the galaxy and everything between. You can listen to it on Spotify below. While the standard rock stuff is to be expected (Kurt Russell is a ZZ Top guy, to no one’s great shock), there are some inspired twists here, too, namely appearances by chanteuses Jane Birkin and Edith Piaf chosen by the French-Canadian Pom Klementieff (who will play Mantis) and British actress Karen Gillan (Nebula) respectively. Admit it: Picturing Baby Groot getting his tiny, soulful groove on to “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” is a pretty enchanting thought, n’est-ce pas?
Baby Groot. Photo: Marvel/Disney