If I was tasked with the job of giving Orbiting Jupiter a soundtrack the songs I would choose would be, Don’t Let Me Down by the Chainsmokers, The Beast by Tech N9ne and Sad Song by We The Kings.
I would make my first song choice Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers because the lyrics have a connection to the novel and the song is good for several parts of the movie. I think the song Don’t Let Me Down has a connection to the novel Orbiting Jupiter because of the lyrics in the song. The main lyrics that I am trying to point out are
“I need you right now so don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down I think I'm losing my mind now it's in my head, darling I hope that you'll be here, when I need you the most so don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down”. One of the sentences in the chorus “It’s in my head, darling I hope that you’ll be here when I need you the most” this relates to the book how Joseph keeps hoping to find his daughter Jupiter eventually. Another lyric that relates to the book Orbiting Jupiter from the song Don’t Let Me Down is “Stranded, reaching out I call your name but you're not around I say your name but you're not around” I think these lyrics relate to the book Orbiting Jupiter because Joseph wants Madeline his “girlfriend” back and he was looking for her until he found out she was dead. This is why I think the song Don’t Let Me Down by the Chainsmokers is a great choice for the soundtrack of the book / future movie of Orbiting Jupiter. Listen to Don’t Let Me Down by clicking this link → https://www.youtube.com/watA
My second song I would choose for the soundtrack of Orbiting Jupiter would be The Beast by Tech N9ne. I think the song The Beast would match the novel Orbiting Jupiter because it would go well with the scene in chapter two when Joseph impressed his classmates and teacher Coach Swieteck in gym class when he showed his skills in athleticism when he did the uneven bars without any trouble and he climbed the rope quicker than Coach Swieteck while only using his arms. Also this song is more of an intense song that gets your adrenaline going, that specific part in the novel is an intense part because of all of these amazing things Joseph was doing. Another reason I would choose the song The Beast as one of my songs is because some of the lyrics match the occasions in the novel. Some of the lyrics in the song The Beast repetitively are “Cause i’m a beast” Joseph was going “Beast Mode” (On fire when he was showing his athletic skills when it was gym class). I also think the beat and the rhythm relates to the chapter two scene when Joseph shows off his skills in gym because it is more of an intense serious moment for Joseph and his peers. The beat and the rhythm of this song matches the theme of the scene, it makes you think seriously and intensity. This is why I think The Beast is a good song choice for the soundtrack of Orbiting Jupiter. Listen to The Beast by clicking this link→https://www.youtube.com/watchv=3c2eZk1vBQc
My third song choice would have to be Sad Song by We The Kings. My reasoning behind the choice of this song is because it is a sad song, the lyrics match the purpose of the book nearly one hundred percent and the song has a reasoning behind it that matches what I think is the purpose of the book Orbiting Jupiter. This song “Sad Song” is a very sad song, the main features in the book Orbiting Jupiter are pretty well all sad. For example, in the lyrics it says “Without you, I feel broke like I'm half of a whole” just like how Joseph said he will never be able to fill the hole in his heart that Madeleine did for him! Some of the main lyrics I recognized that related to the novel were “Without you, I've got no hand to hold without you, I feel torn like a sail in a storm without you, I'm just a sad song” I think these lyrics relate to the novel Orbiting Jupiter when Joseph was describing his sad story about him and Madeleine to Jack and his parents in chapter four. When Joseph was practically saying that he was so depressed and he felt like he had nothing to live for once he had found out Madeleine had died after giving birth to Jupiter. Another reason I think the song Sad Song would be a good choice for the soundtrack of Orbiting Jupiter is because the song’s lyrics are telling a story about a true love that has been broken up, it is a man telling his story about his true love and how it didn’t end up working out, just how I think the book Orbiting Jupiter is mainly about Joseph telling his love story between himself and Madeleine and how it didn’t work out because she had unfortunately passed on. That is how I believe that the song Sad Song would be a great choice for the soundtrack of Orbiting Jupiter. Listen to Sad Song by clicking this link→https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZsXcc_tC
Overall those three songs Don’t Let Me Down, The Beast and Sad Song are all great choices for the soundtrack of Orbiting Jupiter because of the reasoning that I have just given.