Five of the best songs in Quentin Tarantino movies

Ahead of the release of 'Django Unchained', we pick five top cuts from the director's soundtracks

  • George Baker Selection – 'Little Green Bag'

    From 'Reservoir Dogs' (1992)

    Tarantino’s given so much to pop culture by mining the crates for tunes like this Dutch funk-rock obscurity from 1970. Not since ‘Saturday Night Fever’ had walking been so perfectly soundtracked.
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    Kool & The Gang – 'Jungle Boogie'

    From 'Pulp Fiction' (1994)

    ‘Pulp Fiction’s iconic dialogue inspired some truly terrible names for music acts – Zed’s Dead and Yolanda Be Cool for example. Its soundtrack was impeccable, though, as this 24-carat funk stomper proved.
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  • Bobby Womack – 'Across 110th Street'

    From 'Jackie Brown' (1997)

    A common Tarantino trait is to borrow songs already used in other films, as with this orchestral soul classic – the theme from a 1972 blaxploitation crime drama of the same name.
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    Santa Esmerelda – 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'

    From 'Kill Bill' (2003)

    An incredible Latin disco version of a song by peace campaigner Dr Nina Simone. What she’d have made of it being used to soundtrack two women fighting to the death in a snow-covered garden is unclear.
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  • Jim Croce – 'I Got A Name'

    From 'Django Unchained' (2013)

    Many of the songs from the director’s latest movie came from his own vinyl collection, pops and crackles included. The soundtrack album – featuring this ’70s folk-rock marvel – is out on Mon 14 Jan.
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