Jay-Z Calls on Beyoncé, André 3000, Fergie, & Lana Del Rey for ‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack

The Great Gatsby

Jay-Z assembles an all-star cast for the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby. The Roc Nation mogul, who serves as executive producer of the film and soundtrack, has worked closely with writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann on the eclectic project over the past two years, blending the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel with hip-hop and traditional jazz.

The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence, and illusion,” said Jay-Z. “It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to Moulin Rouge! made it a masterpiece, and Romeo + Juliet’s score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character. This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.”

Jay-Z’s own “No Church in the Wild” is included in the film, along with a new song entitled “100$ Bill.” The first single will be the haunting “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey.

The diverse lineup also includes original music from Fergie, Q Tip, Florence + The Machine, and will.i.am. Beyoncé and André 3000 duet on a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” Emeli Sandé remakes Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” and Jack White reinterprets U2′s “Love Is Blindness.”

The soundtrack arrives on May 7, while the movie hits theaters on May 10. See the tracklisting and hear a clip of “Back to Black” in the trailer below.

The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

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



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22 Comments

  1. Your Mad!

    Beyonce voice sounds amazing on the song. I’m glad they did a whole different take on it oppose to trying to mimic it. Everyone else sounds great too!

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  2. BreezyLover

    Wow! I didnt expect that Back To Black sounds so good with Beyonces voice!!!!!

    QUEEEEEEEEEEEEN!

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  3. Victoria

    Can’t wait for the film!!!

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  4. Jay-Me

    Sounds like the soundtrack will be amazing. Bey ain’t trying to be Amy; sounds like Back To Black will be epic.

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  5. tasha101

    Florence and machine killed it….

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  6. vitty

    AGhhh the Beyonce & Lana Rey song sound amazing, this soundtrack is like a album of some of the industry’s best!!

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  7. miles

    can’t wait for the Coco O. track

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  8. Prettyboyflyod

    Hov had one song? What a loser, this guy is wack

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  9. Mr. Fye

    WOW Jay did his thang with this. B didnt mess up Back To Black, she actual made it her own, that Lana song, and MF Florence is a win

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  10. Glamazon

    Can’t Wait To Hear Lana Del Slay

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  11. JHP

    The soundtrack sounds awesome and the movie looks incredible as well; it seems like it’s very faithful to the book. I can’t wait for both to come out. Shouts out to Hov.

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  12. Just here

    Lana del rey is

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  13. Just here

    Lana del rey is perfection for this soundtrack

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  14. Cayla

    BEYONCE

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  16. counterculture

    wow….this is an awesome set! florence, lana, coco, the xx and jack white? by this alone, the great gatsby will be a spectacular film.

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  17. Ursula

    Just by Jay’s association with this project I can promise you that it won’t be taken seriously. What a way to ruin a literary classic.

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  18. okjo

    I’ll watch it even though i hated reading the book in high school.

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