The Great Gatsby soundtrack

timthumb.phpI’m a little embarrassed to admit this, being an entertainment journalist and all, but I haven’t seen Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby yet. I’ve heard mixed reports, mostly positive but some weren’t so fond of it. I guess movie watching is very subjective and what I like, you might not enjoy. That’s the way of the world I guess. I will watch it though and I will share my thoughts when I get around to it. One thing I feel most of us will love is the soundtrack… WOW! Jigga, Bey. Gotye, Jack White, Sia, Florence + The Machine and Lana Del Rey just to mention a few of the many artists on this record. The album is co-produced by Anton Monsted, who served as executive music supervisor too. He, together will Luhrmann and Jay-Z, have created something I can only describe as a masterpiece in itself.

I’ve had brief listens to all of the tracks and I’m absolutely loving them. As for the ones I’ve got on repeat? Tjo, hotness. What I love about this album is that it’s got that swing, jazzy vibe but it’s funked up with some electro thrown in there. Rocking! Here is the official track listing:

1.   100$ Bill – JAY Z

2.   Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000

3.   Bang Bang – will.i.am

4.   A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock

5.   Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

6.   Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

7.   Over The Love – Florence + The Machine

8.   Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron

9.   Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

10.  Together – The xx

11.  Hearts A Mess – Gotye

12.  Love Is Blindness – Jack White

13.  Into the Past – Nero

14.  Kill and Run – Sia

If you’re an Amy Winehouse fan, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Beyonce and Andre 3000’s version of Back to Black. I love it, but share your thoughts below.

Musical Movie Tribute

Another musical act with host Hugh Jackman, this time he’s called on Beyonce and others to create a tribute to the best in movie musicals. The number was created by the incredible Baz Luhrmann and the songs included Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musica and Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried from Mamma Mia!. Great production:

I don’t know if it was a dig at Ms Etta James, but Beyonce again sang a little bit of “At last”….