Movie Music

UPDATED: Gatsby-Mania: 5 Songs for the New Great Gatsby Soundtrack

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5. Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me"

One of the prominent themes in the book is the fact that the eyes of a giant billboard for an ophthalmologist named Dr. T.J. Eckleburg constantly seem to be watching the characters. No doubt this will make for a striking image in the movie.

Given the paranoia the eyes seem to inspire in the narrator character of Nick Carraway, we felt this one was appropriate to match his feelings, repeatedly expressed throughout the novel.

4. DMX, "Party Up"

In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald could never have predicted the rise of a party anthem such as one by DMX. This was the jazz age! But for a modern Gatsby movie, what could be a better song for the great parties Gatsby holds?

Plus, we just really want to see Leo dancing to this. Especially if he does it with this look on his face.

3. Pearl Jam, "Last Kiss"

Perhaps the most striking (no pun intended) scene of the movie will be when Tom Buchanan's mistress, Myrtle Wilson, is struck down by a car driven by Tom's wife Daisy. "Car crash" songs are, weirdly, make up an entire genre, and were especially popular in the '50s. But we felt like Pearl Jam's cover of the Wayne Cochran original really just sums up the whole "car crash song" genre and would fit great with the scene, in tone and sound.

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Corey Deiterman