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The drama of The Chain kept alive on the big screen

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The Chain, included on Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1977 Rumours album, has retained that particular brand of culturally iconic for decades, but even so, it is safe to say that the recent years pushed the song to a much more immediate pop culture awareness.


The credit mostly lies with Hollywood (though TV had its fun much earlier with Glee, The Americans, and even BBC’s Formula One coverage used the ending bass line bass line as a theme tune from 1978 till 1997) and its generous streak of splicing it into trailers, ads, and dramatically fueled scenes in which the song becomes an actual integral part of the narrative.


Most notable recent appearances were probably in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and I, Tonya.


Both Guardians movies are known for their epic retro soundtracks, but the sequel channels a more creative way to make better use of the old hits. The Chain serves a point by emphasizing the discord between the group (read: Star-Lord and Gamora have a shouting fest over their undefined relationship but well before Star-Lord calls Rocket a jerk and skips to chill with his newly found dad to his home planet) as they split and go different ways:


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