Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock’s “A Little Party”: Hear The ‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Song

Apr 15th, 2013 // 2 Comments
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The star-studded tracklist for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby has already yielded previews of new music from BeyonceAndre 3000Lana Del Rey and Florence and the Machine in the trailer for the film, and now FergieQ-Tip and GoonRock’s contribution to what promises to be an epic soundtrack has been released in full.

The song, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got),” is a super danceable club jam featuring throwback saxophone riffs and a Duke Ellington-inspired bridge. Despite the nods to 1920s popular music, its sound is certainly at odds with what Jay Gatsby and company would’ve been bumping at their parties in West Egg (as it sounds like much of the soundtrack will be). We’re excited to see how the movie – set in 1922, for those of you who only read the SparkNotes in high school – will incorporate these distinctly modern tracks — but then, we’re just excited for the movie in general. Who isn’t?

The soundtrack drops on May 7th, with the movie slated to open on May 10th. Hear the new track below.

Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock — “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)”

[via Rolling Stone]

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  1. jamison

    love this! reminds me of when xtina tried to do the whole vintage thing, i’m just waiting for the florence song. even from the preview i can tell it’s gonna be awesome. i also just need this movie to come out already!

  2. Jayme

    Tried? Xtina has been one of the only contemporary artists who was able to master the vintage homage.

    Anyway – I don’t know if the author has seen Moulin Rouge, but Luhrmann never intended in creating that film to depict the period it was based. Style wise it was Classic Hollywood, musically MTV generation and story, the early 1900s.

    Gatsby seems to be the same thing. He isn’t remaking the film. He is giving it a modern, contemporary makeover. Not all adaptions require page by page to be reflected onto the screen – and certainly not this considering the number of previous adaptions. I’d also like to point out his history/experience with the stage, which is the feel you get when watching his films. Expect the unexpected.

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