1. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears
The number one Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind song is Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". It simply makes the ride a completely different experience.
While "One Way or Another" takes you on an adrenaline filled journey through Cosmic Rewind, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" takes you on a serene trip that feels more like "Zen".
It is hard to believe that a song can change how a ride feels and I almost want to believe that the Disney Imagineers found a way to actually slow the ride itself down to fit the tempo, melody, and pace of this song. It literally feels smoother and better-paced than any other song on this list.
This is not just my favorite. Every one of my kids has this ranked at the top and my 19-year-old introverted, doesn't talk or show emotion son, literally screams and throws up his arms yelling "YESSSSS" when he gets this song.
In speaking with other guests prior to and after the ride, it was almost unanimous in being ranked as one of their top two favorites. In fact, this is the only song that landed in the top three for every single person I spoke with.
From the jump, the intro sets the pacing and while it provides a slower feel for the ride, it fits nearly perfectly with every twist, turn, drop, acceleration, and even the ending of the ride as it fades away. It leaves you wanting more and after experiencing five of the six tracks, I am never disappointed when I get this tune.
How would you rank the tracks of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?