Q: "If you were to write a soundtrack for your Orbiting Jupiter movie, which songs would you choose and why would you choose them?".
I picked two songs that in my opinion really went with these parts of the book.
The first song is See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth I picked this song to play when Joseph is talking about Madeline and how he would walk 7 miles everyday (except weekends) to see her because he loved her and missed her when he wasn't with her. Even though Joseph knew he could get in a lot of trouble for seeing her he still chose to. When Joseph was telling his family about everything that he did, it seemed like a very emotional time for Joseph to go back in the past and say everything that has happened to him and how much he misses Madeline and wants to see her again.
I picked See You Again because the first lyrics in the song say "It's been a long day without you my friend , and i'll tell you all about it when I see you again."
I think these lyrics really connect to the book because everyday Joseph would walk 7 miles to see Madeline after a long day of not being with her, they would talk for hours about anything that would come to mind until he had to walk home.
I also think the song connects because it also says " Good things we've been through that i'd be standing right here talking to you", In my opinion it connects because Joseph is talking about all of the good things that they've done together and how much he would still want to do them with Madeline again (skating , walking through the forest ,etc). Another line of the song I chose was "What's small turned to a friendship and that friendship turned into a bond and that bond will never be broken and the love will never get lost". I think this connects because they have always been there for each other since Joseph's dad went into her house as a plumber to fix the bathrooms , In the book it just shows they care about each other and they want to be together even though Joseph isn't allowed to see her.
One more line I chose is "How could we not talk about family when family is all we got? everything I've been through you have been standing by my side" I think this connects because once Joseph met Madeline she has been there for him through everything and thinks of him as family , as an example when he was walking to her house in the freezing rain, as soon as he got there she would let him in get him new clothes , make him hot chocolate or coffee and let him sit by the fire so he would be warm until he had to leave.
In general its a very sad song and that connects because Madeline has passed away and the song and pace of the song just makes the mood.
The second song I picked was Ride out (only the chorus) by Kid Ink , Tyga and 3 other's . I wanted this song to be used during the fight scene because in the song it says " squad up , never roll alone" and in the book Jack comes into the grade 8 fight even though he is a grade 6 and Joseph told him not to get involved, that shows how much Jack cares about Joseph and is there for him if he needs him. In the book when Jack was in the office because he got in the fight Mr. Canton asked why he didn't go get a teacher instead of joining the fight to defend Joseph and Jack asked would you ever leave someone in a fight to go get a teacher? Jack knew helping Joseph was the right thing instead of getting a teacher Jack wanted to help Joseph because Jack is his family even though they haven't known each other for a long time he still thinks of him as family and needs to stand up for him.
Another reason why I picked the song is because it says " Ride out forever, ride out together". I think those lyrics connect because Joseph and Jack have only known each other for a little while and in the fight scene it shows the Jack does care about Joseph. I know Jack cares about him because when Joseph walked off the bus because of the driver Jack followed him because he didn't want Joseph to be alone even though he knew he had to walk 2 miles in some what cold weather to get to school every morning until it got to cold to walk.
These are my reasons why I picked See You Again when Joseph is talking about Madeline and Ride Out to play during the fight scene.