‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’: ‘Brandy’ Songwriter Weighs In On The Song’s Use In Movie

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One of the best things about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the music that accompanies several scenes. The music is almost like its own character in many ways and sets the film apart from other Marvel films.

One of the primary songs, “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass, has probably been downloaded and listened to several times since the film’s release. The song, released in 1972, was written by Elliot Lurie. Recently, he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the song and how it was incorporated into the movie.

“The first Guardians is not the type of movie that I would normally watch, but I had heard so many great things that I put the DVD in and from the first moment I was hooked. I got a request from my music publisher about nine months ago to use ‘Brandy’ for sequel, and I immediately said we have got to get this into these great movies. And then I started to read scene descriptions sent over to the publisher and I said, ‘Wow, this is more than a background tune. This is really in the story.'”

Lurie goes on to say that when he initially wrote the song, he didn’t write it about any particular person.

“I wrote ‘Brandy’ the way I usually write, which is I start strumming some chords and once they start coming together, I associated words. I had a high school girlfriend named Randye, and I was saying her name over the chords and then I made up the verses and the story. In my mind, it was a nineteenth century port with sailors and barmaids and things like that. So, the name is borrowed from my high school girlfriend and then changed to Brandy because obviously that makes a lot more sense when you are a barmaid.”

Did you like the song and the way it was incorporated into the film? Let us know in the comments below! 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not playing in theaters.

Source: THR

5 Reasons ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is Better Than The Original

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2When Guardians of the Galaxy hit cinemas in 2014 it surprised everyone. Offering a unique blend of whiz-bang intergalactic excitement, a groovy out-of-this-world soundtrack, a smörgåsbord of oddball characters, and wacky rib-clutching comedy, Guardians had it all. It was definitely the Marvel movie to beat… until Vol. 2 came out.

Offering the same blend of winning ingredients, but amping up the story, the characters, and the emotional resonance, Guardians Vol. 2 accomplishes the rare sequel feat of being even better than the original. A lot of people will disagree with me, but I believe the first film, while excellent, had certain storytelling flaws, which the sequel was able to remarkably overcome. The result is a brand-spanking new adventure for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot, that improves upon the original in several ways.

Here are the five reasons why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is better than the original. Click next to blast off!

Please note that SPOILERS for Guardians Vol. 2 will follow!

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.