2. "One Way or Another" by Blondie
The addition of Blondie's "One Way or Another" is a perfect fit for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and gives the ride an incredible tempo. As I previously mentioned, there is a reason why the song you get is important. The entire ride experience can change because of it. While "Conga" falls short, the others on this list are similar in pacing, and that gives Cosmic Rewind a similar feel across all four of the previous songs.
"One Way or Another" changes that entirely from the start and the same ride you may have experienced from the others will take you on a far more rip-roaring, head-banging journey that gets your blood pumping and your body jumping.
I absolutely love this song, which helps a lot, but from the immediate start to the very finish I am hopping and bopping to the music track and the ride simply feels like a different ride entirely. Deborah Harry's voice is as powerful as the music's tempo and it fits so well within the theme of the ride itself, an adventure to destroy a villain, one way...or another.
While I love this song for the ride, my 19-year-old feels that it misses at certain sync points and he was more let down. He agreed that the intro was one of the stronger songs but he didn't like how it meshed with some of the twists and turns, specifically around the moon. I didn't mind it at all. In fact, I loved how the song would hit "one way" and the ride would turn and then the lyrics would hit "or another" and it would twist again. To me, that was brilliant.
For me, this is pretty close to number one but I simply can't put anything above Tears for Fears.