#10 Samuel Jackson – Ezekiel 25:17
At Tarantino’s request Samuel L. Jackson’s legendary ’25:17 monologue’ was included as the closer of the soundtrack album. We chose to have it as the opener of our list.
#9 The Liveley Ones – Surf Rider
As the title suggests, this is a surf song. Pulp Fiction is notable for its soundtrack consisting only of pre-existing pop songs. But Tarantino still wanted a ‘soundtrack vibe’, so he included a bunch of surf-rock songs stating: “it just seems like rock ‘n’ roll Ennio Morricone music, rock ‘n’ roll spaghetti Western music.”
#8 The Statler Brothers – Flowers On The Wall
This song has its roots in country music. The inclusion of songs like this one attributed to the super American feel of the film. Thirty years before the film was released the song won a Grammy for ‘Best Contemporary Performance’ by a group.
#7 Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
This is a cover of a Neil Diamond. It was a pretty prominent song in the film and launched the band into stardom. Pretty much a one-hit-wonder band, they never topped this successful track.
#6 Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
Now, here’s a classic country-pop song by one of the biggest names in the genre. The song was originally supposed to be sung by Aretha Franklin, but she turned it down and so Dusty Springfield recorded it. It was later sampled by Cypress Hill on their track “Hits From The Bong”. What would Dusty think about that?
#5 Chuch Berry – You Can Never Tell
Halfway through our list we bring you the late, great Chuck Berry. This song is much less rock ‘n’ roll than most of his famous works and it suits him well! He even serenades us with a little suave French.
#4 Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
This is by far the sexiest song on the list, classic baby making music. The song topped the charts back in late 1971. It still gets our grooves on, today. Also, be sure to check out the eponymous album!
#3 Rick Nelson – Lonesome Town
If it hadn’t been for Pulp Fiction, a lot of people would’ve never known this track. That would be a terrible shame. Lonesome Town is definitely the prettiest song in the film, and it fits so well! The sparse arrangement and the beautiful backing vocals are topped off with Rick Nelson sweet crooning.
#2 Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
Here’s another funky one, by Kool & The Gang. They enjoyed some renewed popularity because of their feature in the film’s soundtrack, though their career seemed pretty stable, with some big, big hits! This tune is not as famous as some others by the group, so it’s a fun discovery through the film. And it gets those feet moving.
#1 Dick Dale – Misirlou
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