Listen to: The Great Gatsby soundtrack

“A little party never killed nobody…”


In honor of The Great Gatsby premiering tonight, and officially in theaters tomorrow, there’s only one way to party…by listening to the amazing soundtrack.

I may be a little biased about how amazing the movie will be since I love all of Baz Luhrmann’s films, but as much as I loved the soundtrack to another famous Baz Luhrmann movie, this one is even better.

With songs from Jay-Z, Lana Del Rey, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, The xx, Beyonce and even Fergie, it’s just all around amazing. It blends super sexy slow jams with fat beats perfect for dancing to in your fringed dress and feathered headband. Luhrmann told Rolling Stone he picked current music to give modern audience members the experience of going to one of Gatsby’s lavish parties. He added, “In our age, the energy of jazz is caught in the energy of hip-hop.”

So grab your best party dress, or most dashing suit, and travel to the Roaring Twenties by way of the 21st-century. Listen to the whole soundtrack on Spotify.