Thanks to the modern miracle that is HBO demand, I watch Leo and Carey Mulligan depict Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan 3-4x a week. The soundtrack was highly criticized for the 2013 remake of "The Great Gatsby" due to the modernity of the song selections. Regardless of the context, the soundtrack is killer.Crazy in Love by Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Over the Love by Florence + The Machine, No Church in the Wild by Jay Z and that-awful-artist-who-is-married-to-that-awful-reality-star-who-shall-not-be-named, A Little Party Never Killed Nobody by Fergie, the list goes on.
In High School, "The Great Gatsby" was one of the assigned readings I thoroughly enjoyed and jumped at the opportunity to analyze the plot, characters, theme, etc. for a research paper. I spent lunch periods with my english teacher analyzing and discussing hidden context and metaphors to perfect the paper (yeah, I was/am a nerd... don't act too shocked). Anyone who has also delved a little deeper understands how hauntingly perfect Lana Del Rey's 'Young and Beautiful' is for the modern remake. Chills. Every. Time.