5. Lana Del Rey, “Young and Beautiful”
SL: The soundtrack’s first single makes good use of Lana Del Rey. The gangsta Nancy Sinatra cleans up nicely and delivers proper send up to her moniker showing more here than her previous singles. 3 1/2 out of 5
MO: The song has a dreamy haze about it. It reminds me less of Baz Luhrmann’s style and evokes more of Francis Ford Coppola’s romantic take on the book. The lyrics are lovelorn, and equally hopeful and pessimistic about the outcome of Gatsby and Daisy’s love affair. I like the bells, too. (Those are bells, right?) 4 out of 5.
6. Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, “Love Is the Drug”
SL: Bryan Ferry is one of the few male singers on this soundtrack. His tenor is a nice change of pace from all the ladies of love. This is a solid speakeasy number that keeps the groove going. 3 out of 5
MO: I don’t think this song is any way a massive stand out on the album, but it’s keeping the embers of the Jazz Age mood alive. 3 out of 5.