Lana Del Rey Releases First Single for ‘The Great Gatsby’ Film Soundtrack

Jon Wiederhorn
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By Jon Wiederhorn

Critically and commercially acclaimed songwriter Lana Del Rey’s star continues to rise. Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, the executive producer of the film, has just announced that Del Rey’s "Young & Beautiful" will be the lead single for the soundtrack to the modern film adaption of Baz Luhrmann’s "The Great Gatsby." The love song features piano, spare electronics and full orchestration that compliment Del Rey’s yearning vocals: "Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?"

"The movie is highly glamorous and exciting," enthused Del Rey. "Rick Nowels and I were thrilled to write the song."

The soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" -- Like Luhrmann’s 1996 versions of "Moulin Rouge" (2001) and "Romeo + Juliet" (1996) -- features a diverse range of songs, from pop to rock and roll, performed by a who’s who of stars.

There are several eyebrow-raising collaborations, including Beyoncé x André 3000 on the late Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock on "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" and Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra on a cover of Beyonce’s "Crazy in Love."

The album also features Jay Z,, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, Sia, Gotye, Nero and The xx.

A Warner Bros. Pictures film trailer featuring "Back to Black," "Young & Beautiful" and "Over The Love," a new song by Florence + The Machine can be seen at

The full track list for "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack:
1. "100$ Bill" - JAY Z
2. "Back to Black" - Beyoncé x André 3000
3. "Bang Bang" -
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