Quentin Tarantino’s movies are immensely popular and hugely influential, but it could be argued that they couldn’t have risen to such a status if not for their soundtracks. Having just completed his ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino recently set his sights on Spotify, and took to the “Film and TV Favorites” section to create a playlist of his favorite songs from his movies.
The playlist covers around four hours that feature over 60 songs that Tarantino has used in his films and come from such artists as Isaac Hayes, Johnny Cash, and David Bowie. You’ll recognize hits like Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” from Kill Bill Vol. 1. Django Unchained’s “100 Black Coffins,” from Rick Ross is also in the mix, as is the song that had John Travolta and Uma Therman dancing the twist in —“You Never Can Tell” from Chuck Berry.
Before the playlist starts, Tarantino uses a track to introduce it, stating, “Sit back, relax, and move into the soundscape of a Quentin Tarantino movie. You may never wanna leave.” If you want even more of his reasoning behind his musical choices, you may want to check out his commentary of the music chosen for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is also on Spotify.
This may be one of the last opportunities that you get to check out a Tarantino soundtrack. On numerous occasions, the director has said that he will make only 10 films. As for what he plans to do after his film career, Tarantino told GQ Australia, “I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road. I see myself writing books and starting to write theater, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.” After checking out this Spotify list, you might come to the conclusion that he has a future in creating soundtracks as well.