Nazareth-Love Hurts:

This song is good for this book because it is basically a love story, and how Gatsby has been trying to get Daisy for just about five years now. And in chapter seven is when Daisy tells Gatsby that she loves him, “…she got up and went over to Gatsby, and pulled his face down kissing him on the mouth. ‘You know I love you,’ she murmured.” (Page 122-123). I picked this moment of the book to play this song because Daisy’s husband, Tom, saw all of this take place. The reason this song fits here is because Tom does love Daisy so to see her kiss and tell another man hurts him, hence, “Love hurts”.

No Easy Way Out-Robert Tepper:

For Gatsby, this song is everything, due to the fact that there is no easy way out for him. This is because, one, Daisy will never love/be with him, and two, chances are he is going to get murdered. See Gatsby will never be happy unless he has Daisy, so if she will never love him, he will never be happy. That would be a miserable life. And then Gatsby’s life ended, too early, he was a young man in love and that was taking away from him, “…like that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees. The chauffer…heard the shots…the touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the leg of a compass, a thin red circle in the water.” (Page 169-170). I would have it play here because Gatsby is no died and there was “no easy way out” for him, it was either live his life without Daisy and never be happy, or die.

For The Love of Money-O’Jay’s:

Money is all over this book, everyone has tons of money, especially Gatsby. I would tell the director to have a scene in the movie, where all different parts of Gatsby’s house are being shown. And in the background, this song would be playing. To have this kind of house, you need a lot of money, “The one on m right was a colossal affair by any standard-it was a factual imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden.” (Page 9). This house shows how much money Gatsby has, so I found this song to be appropriate when showing it to people.