The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite books out of all the books I’ve studied for my BA in Literatures in English. It is a brilliant book about love, obsession and the American dream. I love the extended metaphors visual depths of the imagery and the characterisations. (If you’ve never read it before go find yourself a copy or click the cover to the left to buy one.)
So you can imagine how excited I am about the upcoming Baz Luhrmann directed film.
Now with a several of the songs from the soundtrack floating around the internet those hopes have jumped even higher because the soundtrack is quite brilly.
Just check out the Jay-Z directed track listing below:
- “100$ Bill” – Jay-Z
- “Back To Black” – Beyoncé x Andre 3000
- “Bang Bang” – will.i.am
- “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
- “Young And Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey
- “Love Is The Drug” – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
- “Over The Love” – Florence + The Machine
- “Where The Wind Blows” – Coco O. of Quadron
- “Crazy in Love” – Emeli Sande and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
- “Together” – The xx
- “Hearts A Mess” – Gotye
- “Love Is Blindness” – Jack White
- “Into the Past” – Nero
- “Kill and Run” – Sia
And here’s a selection of the full length versions of some of the songs featured on the soundtrack:
Are you excited yet?