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Soundtracks that Rock: Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction album cover

The collection of songs Quentin Tarantino assembled for his 1994 black comedy crime film Pulp Fiction is the perfect soundtrack for this wild postmodern crime adventure. The soundtrack blends rock and roll, surf rock and 1970s soul music for an unpredictable ride through Tarantino’s creative masterpiece.  From the opening scene where the action kicks off with Misirlou” by Dick Dale and his Del-Tones, we know we are in for the ride of our lives. That surf rock riff sets our expectations up for a frenetic and energetic experience.  Who can forget Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega’s iconic dance scene at Jack Rabbit Slim’s as Chuck Berry’s “You Can Never Tell” blares in the background? The handpicked songs keep us on the edge of our seats as the action progresses, underscoring the emotional and exciting elements in Tarantino’s film. 

So, grab some friends and a Royale with cheese so you can dance the night away to this eclectic mixtape.  Pulp Fiction, both movie and soundtrack, are intended for an adult audience.  It is available here for streaming on mobile devices through Hoopla – Pulp Fiction Soundtrack. 

If you are looking for some of Tarantino’s musical vibe for a more all ages crowd, Hoopla offers some alternatives for you as well! 

The Tarantino Collection 

Guitar Legend: The Very Best of Dick Dale