Pineapple Express Soundtrack Song List

Wednesday, August 17 by Sidney Williams

This is a list of songs from the "Pineapple Express" soundtrack song list. "Pineapple Express" is a stoner comedy of the most epic proportions, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Judd Apatow. It’s a heartwarming story about three dudes’ life-changing bromance adventure centered around a strain of marijuana called “Pineapple Express.” The essence of their far-out quest can be summarized by the equally far-out soundtrack; a compilation of different songs from different artists. Trippy.

“Pineapple Express” 

Written and performed by Huey Lewis and the News, this song is just the right mix of cheesy and awesome. Think jangly 80’s-ish disco synth, brass band, and tambourines. Not to mention overtly vintage rock ‘n’ roll guitars. And the lyrics! “I’ve got you, you’ve got me. We’re as high as we can be. That’s all right. How did we get into this mess Pineapple Express!” This song basically summarizes the entire movie.

“Electric Avenue” 

Eddy Grant is one of those artists that have influenced everyone, whether you’re aware of it or not. This “Pineapple Express” song takes the soundtrack higher with dance beats and groovy guitars—and synth, of course. It’s chill and it’s upbeat, and it’ll make you want to have some of what they’re smoking. (Drugs are bad, kids. Honest.)

“Coconut Girl”  

It’s not a stoner comedy or a stoner soundtrack if there isn’t a bit of reggae thrown in. This song by Brother Nolan is sexy, ironic, and the lyrics have (ostensibly) nothing to do with the movie. But who cares? It’s sexy, and it’s a good song to get jiggy and it surely satisfies the pineapple in the “Pineapple Express” soundtrack.

“Dr. Greenthumb”

Possibly the most stoner anthem of the century and in the “Pineapple Express” soundtrack (aside from "Because I Got High," but that isn’t in the soundtrack). Cypress Hill have outdone themselves with this masterpiece. The beats are undeniably tight. It just feels good, and it makes you wish you had one of those bouncing cars all the rappers have in their videos.

“Wanted Dread and Alive” 

Yes, another reggae beat. This time it’s from Peter Tosh, who makes you wish your hair was thick enough to have in dreadlocks without looking like you lost a large portion of your scalp. The bass line is bouncy and happy, and, yes, it makes you want to hop right on to the “Pineapple Express.”

- Sidney Williams