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Posted: April 25, 2019

10 Songs from the Avengers, X-Men and other Comicbook Movies and TV Shows

the avengers themeAvengers: Endgame is here and it marks the end of an entire saga of films that stretches for over an entire decade. From the very beginning, movies based on Marvel Comics have always featured an assortment of music that perfectly fit the action on screen just as the Infinity Stones fit perfectly in a magical gauntlet. Here are 10 songs from Marvel movies that are not only a ton of fun to listen to, but they're also a lot of fun to play on guitar.

 

Iron Man 2 (2010) - "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC

The song from AC/DC comes up at the very end of the film when our hero receives a medal for saving the day once again. This song is a lot of fun to learn since it has that big, beefy riff. Learn to play it here

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - "Can’t You Hear Me Knocking" by The Rolling Stones

This was the first time the movie’s villain, Vulture was portrayed in a live-action movie. The song itself is a fairly long one and features a lot of great opportunities to improvise and flex your blues lead muscles. Learn how to play songs from the Rolling Stones here.

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - "Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones

This is an absolute classic by the Ramones and it’s in one of the most delightful scenes in the film. Spider-Man runs around the neighborhood and gives directions to senior citizens and stops bike thieves. Learn how to play the song here.

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce

Say what you will about the X-Men movie franchise, but this scene featuring a super-speedy Quicksilver is arguably one of the best scenes from any superhero movie. Learn another Jim Croce song here.

 

Doctor Strange (2016)  - "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind and Fire

The film opens up with Dr. Strange performing surgery to the tunes of Earth, Wind and Fire. There are two rhythm guitars in this song and it even features a guitar solo! Learn how to play it here.

 

Guadians of the Galaxy (2014) - "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways

There are two guitars in this song and it’s a heavy, pop-rock style song with tons of aggressive riffs and picking. There’s a guitar solo featuring a ton of fun moves like bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs utilizing the minor pentatonic scales. Learn how to play the song here.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison

The song plays when the Guardians of the Galaxy are taken to Ego’s planet. This song is a simple one featuring some steady strumming and is perfect for anyone wanting something a bit care-free. Learn how to play the song here.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens

The song plays at the end of the movie, after an emotional sacrifice from a memorable character. There are two guitar parts in this song and both are acoustic pieces that act sort of like a conversation between, you guessed it, a father and a son. It’s a pretty emotional song, which fits the scene perfectly. Learn how to play it here

 

The Defenders (2017) - "Come as You Are" by Nirvana

This is a classic from Nirvana, and is arguably the band’s most popular song. The opening riff, which is the most iconic, uses a combination of open string chords, chromaticism, and (if you have it) a chorus pedal for some fun effects. Learn how to play the song here.

 

Spider-Man 2 (2004) - "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by B.J. Thomas

Peter Parker finally gives up his life as Spider-Man and look how happy he is now! Eatting hot dogs, and tripping over himself like a nerd. This is easily one of the best musical moments from any Marvel movie. 

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