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'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack: What If Beyonce Lived During the 1920s?

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Apr 30, 2013 | 2:13pm EDT

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We all remember the music of the 1920s. That's right, all of us. We were there. The decade kicked off a new wave of jazz and big band harmonies, coloring the prosperous age with a fresh American flavor. As such, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby — adapted from the iconic literary representation of the era — had better have some pretty good tunes lined up if it wants to be a worthy tribute to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, and the '20s in general.

It doesn't seem that anyone with even the highest hopes for a riveting score will be disappointed. In his soundtrack, Luhrmann melds contemporary beats with the ballads of yore, producing this inspiring amalgam of Beyoncé Knowles' "Crazy in Love" with the up-tempo stylings of Emeli Sandé & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.

Along with this hybrid of past and present auditory glories, we have a handful of other enjoyable numbers lined up for Gatsby. Peruse below:

"Over the Love" by Florence + The Machine

"Young & Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray

"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" by Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock

"Where the Wind Blows" by Coco O.

"Kill and Run" by Sia

"Together" by The xx

"Into the Past" by Nero

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