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The soundtrack for director David Gordon Green's stoner action comedy Pineapple Express is notable mainly for the inclusion of a brand new track (and custom title cut) from America's favorite bar band, Huey Lewis & the News. Taking its name from a particularly potent strain of marijuana, "Pineapple Express" (the song) is a throwback to Sports-era Lewis, mirroring the bluesy, sax-driven backbeat of "Heart of Rock and Roll" and "I Want a New Drug." It's not a bad tune at all, but the lack of a memorable chorus and the inclusion of a sample of actor Seth Rogen taking bong hits keep things squarely in the parody camp. What follows is a fairly pedestrian collection of disparate tracks for such a deliberately constructed "weed" movie, including a couple of left-field '80s hits from Robert Palmer ("Woke Up Laughing") and Eddy Grant ("Electric Avenue"); a little bit of Public Enemy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Bell Biv DeVoe to welcome in the '90s; and some Cypress Hill and Peter Tosh to help keep the smoke from sneaking past the wet dorm room towel and into the hallway. ~ James Christopher Monger
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Pineapple Express Huey Lewis & the News 4:27
  3. 2 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant 3:46
  4. 3 Dr. Greenthumb Cypress Hill 3:9
  5. 4 Lost at Birth Public Enemy 3:34
  6. 5 Poison Bell Biv DeVoe 4:20
  7. 6 Wanted Dread and Alive Peter Tosh 4:20
  8. 7 Don't Look Around Mountain 3:42
  9. 8 Pineapple Chase (aka The Reprise of the Phoenix) Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra 3:3
  10. 9 Bird's Lament Moondog 2:1
  11. 10 Coconut Girl Brother Noland 3:34
  12. 11 Hilawe Arthur Lyman 1:8
  13. 12 Tha Crossroads Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 3:42
  14. 13 Pineapple Fight (aka The Nemesis Proclaimed) Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra 3:6
  15. 14 I Didn't Mean to Hurt You Spiritualized 5:8
  16. 15 Woke Up Laughing Robert Palmer 3:35

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