Top 5 Songs in Quentin Tarantino Films
Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.
Top 5 songs in Quentin Tarantino films
1. Urge Overkill - "Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon"
An introspective Neil Diamond cover from "Pulp Fiction" that embellishes the decision of Uma Thurman's character to snort cocaine and John Travolta's character to talk himself out of a risky situation.
2. The Coasters - "Down in Mexico"
From the bar scene in the opening of "Death Proof," this 1956 single encompasses the characters as flirts with a sleazy wild-side.
3. Stealers Wheel - "Stuck in the Middle with You"
Tarantino flexes his signature sense of humor with this bar-hall classic in "Reservoir Dogs." As Mr. Blonde shimmies around the warehouse, his effortless suavity is a perfect punchline to the bloody scene.
4. Bobby Womack - "Across 110th Street"
From the opening credits of "Jackie Brown," the tone is set as Pam Grier travels through the airport in her flight attendant uniform - she's a woman on a mission.
5. The 18.104.22.168's - "Woo Hoo"
A little Japanese psychobilly from "Kill Bill Vol. 1," Tarantino supposedly was pressured by a Tokyo store clerk to buy the album. The high-energy track sets up the brutal battle scene that ends with bodies and limbs as far as the eye can see.