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Listen to David Hasselhoff rap on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack

David Hasselhoff is huge in Germany, and apparently elsewhere in the galaxy.

The soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dropped today (April 21), and in addition to a batch of '70s classics like "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac and "Surrender" by Cheap Trick, it includes a brand new track that we never knew we needed.

Director James Gunn and composer Tyler Bates wrote the cheesy disco anthem "Guardians Inferno," and it features a rap by none other than David Hasselhoff. Check it out above.

Gunn told Rolling Stone that he wanted the song to be a "Guardians take on Meco's disco Star Wars theme." It definitely would've had that feel based on the instrumentals alone, but Hasselhoff takes the song to a whole new level of intergalactic campiness with vocals that lend an intangible "Monster Mash" feel.

The Baywatch actor revealed that Gunn asked him to contribute in part because he loved Knight Rider as a kid, but also because Hasselhoff is one of the heroes of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). "They brought me in to sing the theme song and it was heavy," Hasselhoff said. "I walked into the room and I said, 'You're with the big boys now.' And I just turned it on and I went, 'I can handle it.'"

Don't forget that Hasselhoff also previously covered a song from the first film's soundtrack. You can listen to that below, or at least give it a shot for a few seconds. Meanwhile, take a look at the full track list for Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 2.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, and critics definitely love it