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Super Soundtrack: “Pam & Tommy” on Hulu

Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy” is the show that everyone is going to be talking about for the next few weeks, and rightfully so.

Pam & Tommy is the show that everyone is going to be talking about for the next few weeks, and rightfully so. As if the infamous scandal wasn’t enough of a conversation on its own, this series is here to break down what you probably don’t know about this astounding moment of pop culture history.

Pam & Tommy on Hulu stars Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Taylor Schilling, and Nick Offerman, and everybody is giving it their absolute all. The first three episodes are now streaming, but just wait for what unpacks in the weeks ahead.

The series tells the passionate love story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee Jones, and it gets into how their stolen private sex tape impacted their personal lives and their professional careers in such a fascinating and revelatory way. Getting into the nitty-gritty of how there was (and is still) such a dichotomy between how males and females are perceived in this situation, how sexuality is a commodity, and the strain this scenario placed on the couple’s mental health.

This is said a lot for actors starring in biopics or playing famous celebrities, but Lily James and Sebastian Stan TRANSFORMED into Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee Jones for this show. The looks, the mannerisms, the voices… they’ve got it all down pat. I mean, Sebastian Stan doesn’t have any tattoos, and Lily James has an English accent and wears a prosthetic chest with loads of impressive makeup, so that tells you how much of a transformation — both physically and mentally — they had to go through to play the Baywatch star and the Mötley Crüe drummer.

There were clearly no limitations on the show’s budget, and that doesn’t seem to apply to the soundtrack either, so let’s dive into the songs featured in each episode…

Episode 1: “Drilling and Pounding”

“Praise You” by Fatboy Slim

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) is drilling and then as the title card drops

“FiredHS” by Maxi DiGravo

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan are driving by Rand’s (Seth Rogen) van

“Heaven Is A Place On Earth” by Belinda Carlisle

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) listens to the song on his drive home

“Wondering” by Winfield Parker

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) is in his apartment

“Sunny” by Dusty Springfield

Heard during a flashback scene with young Rand (Seth Rogen)

“Closer” by Nine Inch Nails

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) calls Lonnie (Larry Brown)

“Movin’ On Up” by Primal Scream

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) is going through his loot

“I Have I Have” by Beti Webb

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 2: “I Love You, Tommy”

“Through Eternity” by Jerry Fuller

Heard playing at the start of episode

“100% Pure Love” by Crystal Waters

Heard playing at the club Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are at

“What I Need” by Crystal Waters

Heard playing at the club Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are at

“You Are The Man” by Charlie Foxx & Inez Foxx

When Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) lock eyes at club

“Get Together” by Lotti Golden

Heard playing in the background

“Be My Lover” by La Bouche

Heard when Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) dance to it at the club together

“I Will Give You” by Beds & Beats

Heard playing in the background

“Nowhere to Run” by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Heard when Pamela (Lily James) gets home to hearing his voicemails

“Feel Like A Man” by Captain & Tennille

Heard when Pamela (Lily James) gets to Cancun

“Just Love Me” by Carl Coccomo

Heard when Tommy (Sebastian Stan) and his boys walk into the bar where Pamela was

“Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz

Heard at the club Tommy (Sebastian Stan) takes Pamela (Lily James) to instead

“Just When I Thought I’d Seen It All” by Archie Thompson

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are dancing at the club

“Hurdy Gurdy Man” by Donovan

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are in the bathtub together

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Nicki French

Heard playing at the club while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) dance along to the song

“Steal My Sunshine” by Len

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are celebrating their engagement and continues playing during their beach wedding

“That’s My Style” by Peggy Lee

Heard during Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy’s (Sebastian Stan) first night together as a married couple

“Real Wild Child (Wild One)” by Iggy Pop

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are at the airport trying to avoid paparazzi

“Getting to Know You” by Deborah Kerr & Marni Nixon & Children

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are watching the movie and singing along to the song

“Rhythm of the World” by Ray Ellington

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 3: “Jane Fonda”

“Rowdy at the Party” by LSD

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) and Miltie (Nick Offerman) are walking into the Vivid Entertainment office

“Spinning Wheel” by Shirley Bassey

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) and Miltie (Nick Offerman) try to sell the tape to a distributor

“Lovefool” by The Cardigans

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) sings the song with her hair and makeup crew in her trailer

“It’s All Imagination” by Experience Unlimited

Heard playing in the background

“What’s It Gonna Be” by Dusty Springfield

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) and Miltie (Nick Offerman) are setting up their online business

“The Right Kind of Girl” by Billy La Mont

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) and Erica (Taylor Schilling) are eating at the restaurant together

“Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Cass Elliott

Heard when Pamela (Lily James) finds out she’s pregnant at the end of the episode

“Could It Be That I’m In Love” by Tobi Funaro

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 4: “The Master Beta”

“25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago

Heard while we see the sex tape business start to take off

“You Get What You Give” by New Radicals

Heard when Rand (Seth Rogen) arrives to the porn house studio

“In the Court of the Crimson King” by King Crimson

Heard when Rand (Seth Rogen) is singing along to the song in his apartment

“The Wonder of It All” by Up With People

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) is leaving Miltie’s (Nick Offerman) place

“What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are at the hospital

“Stardust” by Billy Ward & His Dominoes

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) is seen trying to escape the guys that are after him + continues playing over the end credits

Episode 5: “Uncle Jim and Aunt Susie in Duluth”

“Gone Today & Forever” by Flupejac

Heard playing in the background

“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

Heard while Tommy (Sebastian Stan) is watching the music video on MTV

“A Real Man” by Sleater-Kinney

Heard when it’s playing at the bar Tommy (Sebastian Stan) goes to

“Connected” by Stereo MC’s

Heard playing over a montage of various characters

“Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 6: “Pamela in Wonderland”

“Feel” by Big Star

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and her boyfriend are on their way into the football game in a flashback

“Different Drum” by Linda Rondstadt

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) is working at a restaurant in a flashback

“More Than This” by Roxy Music

Heard when Pamela (Lily James) arrives at the Playboy Mansion in a flashback

“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears

Heard during Pamela’s (Lily James) photo shoot at the Playboy Mansion

Episode 7: “Destroyer of Worlds”

“Aicordiamoci” by Tony Dallara

Heard playing in the background

“Kozmic Blues” by Janis Joplin

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) and Miltie (Nick Offerman) are talking on the phone and can be heard playing as the title card drops

“My Favorite Game” by The Cardigans

Heard playing in the background

“Go On and Do It” by Donnie Weaver

Heard playing in the background

“Over The Rainbow” by Ray Charles

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) is on the phone with Tommy (Sebastian Stan)

“You Are Mine” by Frankie Avalon

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are walking the red carpet together at the Barb Wire premiere

“So You Are A Star” by Hudson Brothers

Heard playing at the Barb Wire premiere party

“Is It A Sin” by Al Hazan

Heard playing at the end of the episode and continues playing over the end credits

Episode 8: “Seattle”

“Non Voglio Piu’ Rivederti” by Paola Neri

Heard when the title card drops

“Against the Grain” by Phantasm (Cella Dwellas)

Heard while Rand (Seth Rogen) is trying to start his car

“Alright” by Supergrass

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) are on the way to their vacation getaway

“How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” by Bee Gees

Heard while Pamela (Lily James) is giving birth while Tommy (Sebastian Stan) films it

“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton

Heard playing over the end credits

Pam & Tommy is now streaming in its entirety exclusively on Hulu.

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