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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Pam & Tommy’

Pam & Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in the Hulu Miniseries

The Pam & Tommy soundtrack includes music by Nine Inch Nails, Julie Andrews and Cass Elliot. This info article contains spoilers for Robert Siegel’s 2022 Hulu miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Pam & Tommy stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, respectively. Seth Rogen co-stars as Rand Gauthier, a disgruntled employee who steals a vault and distributes a honeymoon sex tape. Composer Matthew Margeson (Rocketman) scored the eight-episode miniseries; music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas (Dopesick) assembled the vast list of needle-drop tunes. Here’s every song in Pam & Tommy, an adaptation of Amanda Chicago Lewis’ 2014 Rolling Stone article.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “Drilling and Pounding”

Pam and Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 1

  • “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim (00:01): Rand strains his hand at work. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song continues as he walks outside. The camera zooms out to reveal Tommy’s mansion.
  • “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle (00:07): The song scores a driving sequence. Rand cruises on the Pacific Coast Highway. He sings to himself on the way home.
  • “Wondering” by Winfield Parker (00:09): Rand punches a wall at home. The music kicks in as he processes the pain. Rand reads about Baywatch and later pleasures himself in bed.
  • “Ain’t That Rain” by Carolyn Hester (00:11): Rand purchases construction supplies. He fumbles around with change. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song drops as Tommy talks to Rand.
  • “I Am Severed” by Mund (00:14): Rand walks through Tommy’s garage. The music scores the sequence. Tommy shows a pistol to his friends.
  • “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb (00:25): The song plays during a flashback sequence. Young Rand rides in the backseat of his father’s vehicle. He watches television and eats potato chips.
  • “Amor Sincopado” by Eliana Pittman & Booker Pittman (00:26): Young Rand breaks his father’s rules and looks outside a bedroom. He spots two women. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song continues as Young Rand finds another woman in the home.
  • “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails (00:28): Rand buys supplies for Operation Karma. He takes notes outside Tommy’s home. Rand gathers more intel for a future robbery.
  • “Movin’ On Up” by Primal Scream (00:39): Rand opens Tommy’s safe. The music play as he dumps a bag of items at home. Rand buys alcohol and smokes marijuana while enjoying his loot.
  • “I Have, I Have” by Beti Webb (00:45): Rand and Uncle Miltie (Nick Offerman) discover a sex tape. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “I Love You, Tommy”

Pam and Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 2

  • “Through Eternity” by Jerry Fuller (00:00): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores the title sequence. The title characters vacation together in April 1995. The camera approaches a boat room as Pam and Tommy have sex.
  • “100% Pure Love” by Crystal Waters (00:01): The narrative jumps back two months. Pam visits a nightclub with her friends. Tommy hooks up with a woman elsewhere in the venue.
  • “What I Need” by Crystal Waters (00:02): Pam sends a tray of shots to Tommy. The music plays briefly.
  • “You Are the Man” by Charlie Foxx & Inez Foxx (00:03): Pam takes shots with her group. Tommy watches from afar.
  • “Get Together” by Lotti Golden (00:03): Tommy approaches Pam’s group. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores the moment. The title characters stare at each other.
  • “Be My Lover” by La Bouche (00:04): Tommy throws a shot glass and yells. He dances with Pam at the nightclub. The characters aggressively flirt and enjoy themselves.
  • “Nowhere to Run” by Martha and the Vandellas (00:07): Pam leaves a nightclub. She gives Tommy her phone number. The song continues as Tommy calls and leaves answering machine messages.
  • “Feel Like a Man” by Captain & Tenille (00:09): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song accompanies a Cancun sequence. Pam arrives at her hotel. She learns that someone left flowers for her.
  • “Just Love Me” by Carl Coccomo (00:14): Tommy arrives at Pam’s hotel with his buddies. The music scores a slo-mo sequence. Pam stares at Tommy, and vice versa.
  • “69 Boyz” by Tootsee Roll (00:15): Tommy takes Pam to Señor Frog’s. The camera roams the setting. Tommy hypes up the crowd.
  • “Just When I Thought I’d Seen It All” by Whitney Shay (00:17): Tommy dances with Pam. The song accompanies a stylized sequence. The title characters arrive at Pam’s hotel room.
  • “Hurdy Gurdy Man” by Donovan (00:19): Pam and Tommy take a bath together. They kiss slowly as the music sets in. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song fades during a morning-after scene.
  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Nicki French (00:23): Tommy gives Pam an ecstasy pill. They visit a nightclub. The music scores a party montage.
  • “Steal My Sunshine” by LEN (00:27): Pam accepts Tommy’s marriage proposal. The characters celebrate in Cancun. Pam and Tommy look for a priest.
  • “That’s My Style” by Peggy Lee (00:29): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores a hotel room sequence. The title characters have sex at various locations. The music drops as Pam and Tommy prepare to leave Mexico.
  • “Real Wild Child (Wild One)” by Iggy Pop (00:31): Pam and Tommy arrive in Los Angeles. They spot the paparazzi waiting for them. Pam and Tommy exit LAX.
  • “Getting to Know You” from The King and I by Julie Andrews (00:39): Pam sings a famous song from The King and I. She continues as her new husband watches. Pam jokes about Tommy being a closeted musical fan.
  • “Rhythm of the World” by Ray Ellington (00:42): Tommy and Pam have sex at home. A video camera records the action. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Jane Fonda”

Pam and Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 3

  • “Rowdy at the Party” by LSD (00:02): Rand and Uncle Miltie arrive at Vivid Entertainment in November 1995. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores a slo-mo sequence.
  • “Spinning Wheel” by Shirley Bassey (00:04): Rand and Uncle Miltie try to sell a sex tape. They meet with various people in the adult entertainment industry. The music cuts as Rand punches a wall.
  • “Lovefool” by The Cardigans (00:20): Pam prepares to shoot Baywatch. She asks her stylists to turn up the song volume. Various women sing in Pam’s dressing room.
  • “Les Enfants du Piree” by Melina Mercouri (00:25): Tommy cooks a Greek dinner for Pam. He sings to the song. Tommy states that his mother used to play music by Melina Mercouri.
  • “It’s All Imagination” by Experience Unlimited (00:29): Rand and Uncle Miltie prepare to meet with Butchie (Andrew Dice Clay). The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song accompanies a tracking shot.
  • “What’s It Gonna Be” by Dusty Springfield (00:36): Uncle Miltie travels to Montreal. Rand enters his office with Circuit City bags. The music scores a sex tape packaging montage.
  • “Right Kind of Girl” by Lloyd Price (00:40): Rand takes his wife, Erica (Taylor Schilling), to Toni’s American Bistro. The music plays as they enter the restaurant.
  • “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Cass Elliot (00:48): Pam writes in her bedroom. Rand and Uncle Miltie admire a tape deck setup. Pam discovers that she is pregnant.
  • “Could It Be That I’m in Love” by Tobi Funaro (00:50): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “The Master Beta”

Pam and Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 4

  • “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago (00:01): A Cleveland man writes a check for Pam and Tommy’s sex tape. The money is received in Toronto. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song plays as Rand and Uncle Miltie look at sales numbers in Los Angeles.
  • “You Get What You Give” by The New Radicals (00:03): Pam and Tommy listen to the heartbeat of their unborn child. The music kicks in as they celebrate. Pam and Tommy inform their friends about the good news.
  • “The Court of the Crimson King” by King Crimson (00:15): Rand sings at while reading a magazine. He gets up to answer the door. The music plays as Rand is attacked by Tommy’s henchman.
  • “The Wonder of It All” by Up with People (00:30): Rand leaves Uncle Miltie’s home. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song plays as Rogen’s character enters his vehicle. Uncle Miltie has fun with a female acquaintance.
  • “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes (00:35): Pam and Tommy leave their home. A photographer snaps a few shots. Pam visits the hospital and learns that she had a miscarriage.
  • “Stardust” by Billy Ward & The Dominoes (00:37): Rand listens to an answering machine message from Uncle Miltie. A group of bikers arrive at his apartment. Pam attacks a photographer and embraces Tommy.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “The Master Beta”

Pam & Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 5

  • “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette (00:06): Tommy watches a music video on television. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song continues as he sits with his massive dog. Tommy reflects about his musical achievements.
  • “A Real Man” by Sleater-Kinney (00:06): Tommy orders a refill at a bar. He complains about the music. Tommy continues to feel out of touch with the late 90s music scene.
  • “Connected” by Stereo MC (00:25): Pam and Tommy file a $10 million lawsuit against Penthouse. Various people react to the news report. Pam prepares for a Baywatch scene.
  • “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind (00:31): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “Pamela in Wonderland”

Pam & Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 6

  • “Feel” by Big Star (00:01): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song accompanies a flashback sequence. Pam attends a football game with her boyfriend in 1989 Vancouver. She is spotlighted by the Labatt Blue Fan Cam.
  • “Different Drum” by Linda Ronstadt (00:04): Pam works at a diner. She decides to contact Roger Dennis (Aaron Goddard), the VP of Marketing for Labatt Breweries. Pam becomes “The Blue Zone Girl.”
  • “More Than This” by Roxy Music (00:09): Pam arrives at the Playboy Mansion in October 1989. She exits a limousine with her mother, Carol (Dendrie Taylor). The driver, portrayed by Nelson Estevez, offers encouraging words to Pam.
  • “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears (00:12): Pam begins a photoshoot at the Playboy Mansion. She tries to have fun and poses by a window. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song continue as Pam removes her blouse.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 7 “Destroyer of Worlds”

Pam & Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 7

  • “Ricordiamoci” by Tony Dallara (00:01): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Butchie meets with two of his employees in May 1996. They discuss the emergence of Starbucks.
  • “Kosmic Blues” by Janis Joplin (00:03): Rand tries to reach Uncle Miltie. He exhales in a bathroom. Butchie learns that Uncle Miltie skipped town.
  • “My Favourite Game” by The Cardigans (00:05): Pam prepares for a press conference. She wonders how to respond “if” the reporters ask about her sex tape.
  • “TBA” by TBA (00:07): Rand reacts to low sales numbers. He speaks with Steve Fasanella (Spenser Granese) about getting ripped off. Butchie’s henchmen confront Rand.
  • “Over the Rainbow” by Ray Charles (00:15): Pam watches Sleepless in Seattle (1993). The song from the movie plays as Tommy calls his wife. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song continues as the characters  say “good night.”
  • “You Are Mine” by Frankie Avalon (00:28): Pam and Tommy arrive for the Barb Wire (1996) premiere. The music scores a slo-mo sequence. Pam poses for photographers.
  • “So You Are a Star” by Hudson Brothers (00:30): Pam and Tommy watch Barb Wire. They attend a party. The music fades as someone jokes about Pam’s movie career.
  • “Is It a Sin?” by Al Hazan feat. Allie Hazan (00:34): Pam and Tommy watch Barb Wire in a movie theatre. They hope to gauge the audience’s reaction. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song continues as people snicker at the movie dialogue.

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Pam & Tommy Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 8 “Seattle”

Pam & Tommy Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 8

  • “She Says Yeah Yeah” by Isaac Carpenter, Devin Bronson, Storm Gardner (00:01): Mötley Crüe performs at Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Various people arrive at the store. The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song ends as Tommy spots people wearing t-shirts of popular alternative rock bands.
  • “Non Voglio Piu Rivaderti” by Paolo Neri (00:05): The title characters speak in their kitchen. The track scores the title sequence. Rand gives $1,100 to Butchie.
  • “Against the Grain” by Phantasm (Cella Dwellas) (00:16): Rand tries to reach Seth Warshavsky (Fred Hechinger). He enters a vehicle and tries to start the engine. The music fades as Rand sighs.
  • “Alright” by Supergrass (00:30): Pam and Tommy plan a vacation. The track kicks in as the characters embrace outside their home. “Alright” drops after an abrupt edit.
  • “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” by Bee Gees (00:44): The 70s hit accompanies a montage sequence. Pamela gives birth to a son at home. Rand thinks about paying Butchie back and then gives $10,000 to Erica.
  • “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton (00:48): The Pam & Tommy soundtrack song plays during the epilogue and end credits.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.