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Raspberries Win MTV Poll with Write-In Vote!


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Last week (August 30), we asked you what the Movie Song Of The Summer was, and now, thousands of votes later, we have an answer: 1972's "Go All The Way," by The Raspberries.

The song first plays in the mega-hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" when Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is escaping from the planet Morag with the dangerous, possibly universe destroying Orb. Confronted by the villainous Korath (Djimon Honsou), Quill springs into action, blasting his way to the safety of his trusty ship The Milano, and remembering to click a track on "Awesome Mix, Vol. 1" before he does.

"Go All The Way" wasn't actually on our original list of Movie Songs Of The Summer, but was the clear winner by overwhelming write-in vote. That said, on the off chance one intrepid voter stuffed the ballots, the second place holder was pretty close.

Also from "Guardians of The Galaxy," your number two choice was "Come and Get Your Love," by Redbone. It's actually the song that directly precedes "Go All The Way," begging the question whether people only watched the first ten minutes of the movie, but we digress.

"Come And Get Your Love" is also part of Quill's "Awesome Mix," played when he arrives on Morag. Clicking on his trusty Walkman, Quill sings and dances through the ruins of Morag, even pulling a native bottom-feeder off a rock to use as a defacto microphone.

So there you go! The Movie Songs of the Summer are from 1972 and 1974 respectively, so everyone else can stop making music now.

—MTV.com, September 5, 2014


Amazing! Jim Bonfanti wants to give "a huge thank you to our amazing fan base. I just love them!"

The feeling is mutual, Jim!


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Holy Summer Blockbuster!!!   This is nothing less than monumental! Congratulations to Eric and Raspberries. GATW is a power-pop anthem and never fails to cause bat-bumps to arise whenever the opening chords blast over a speaker.

Although I never would consider using them myself, I would imagine that there would be a similar, albeit less dynamic, reaction for those listeners using earbuds. The only thing I use for private listening is a vintage pair of Sennheiser stereo headphones! Bat-tastic sound quality.

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It must be sure great opportunity to let them know
"Who Don't know The Raspberries Generation"!!!!!

Eric posted before.
"Tim Smith told me Sony isn't planning on marketing this record to 50 and 60 year olds ( no offense ). He heard my first solo album when his older brother brought it home and played the daylights out of it. He fell in love with it. He was seven years old, at the time. He wants to bring my music to a whole new generation of fans. 20 and 30 year-olds, who have probably never heard of me. How fun!!!"

Tim and Eric's dream come true!!!!

Congratulations!!!! :) 

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I think that is so cool there's a whole new generation out there hearing the raspberries. I know my grandchildren know the raspberries and Eric. I pick them up from school and that is what's playing from my radio. Their ages r 13 and 10. There's a two or three I skip over. I'm making myself blush.

I just want them to know what real music was all about.I'm just rambling on.


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