The Two Versions of Love

Lysander and Helena - by Aidan Turnbull

Theme: Love can either be a motivational guide or a self destructive urge.

Through the points of view of Lysander and Helena Shakespeare conveys these two different different interpretations of love, and how both of them can be accurate.

I Want to Break Free - Queen

This first song symbolizes how Lysander and Hermia want to get away from the strict weird Athenian laws. It's about someone wanting to break free from restrictions to pursue love... I think, I mean it is queen so you never really know. Lysander would listen to this song right after Hermia is told her choices.
Queen - I Want To Break Free (Lyrics)

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

This song represents Lysander's feelings and love for Hermia. He is so devoted to her that to be with her he would run away from his home and probably family to be with her and this song shows how passionately Lysander feels about her. Lysander would listen to this song when he is talking to Hermia about running away.
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses

Welcome to the jungle represents Lysander's journey into the jungle with Hermia. In the song there is a line that is "we have fun and games" which may or may not be (it is) foreshadowing how Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia get "played" by the fairies. Lysander would listen to this song when he enters the jungle and all the new surroundings and stuff. Lysander would listen to this song when he's going into the forest with Hermia.
Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle

Nothing Can be Explained - Mike Wyzgowski

This song is... a bit weird. Lysander would list en to this song after he woke up from the night in the jungle and was tripping out on the fairy drugs. Um I don't think there's any sentiment in this piece sooo yea.
DXM closed Eye hallucination Song

Every Little Thing is Gonna be Alright - Bob Marley

Because on the inside you really know that every little thing is gonna be alright with a little Bob Marley. I chose this song because it's kinda after Lysander and Hermia get back to normal after the fairy piss is gone. Lysander would listen to this song on his journey back to Athens.
"Every little thing gonna be all right" (Bob Marley)

The Only Hope For Me is You - My Chemical Romance

This next song is for Helena. She would listen to it because it represents her feelings about Demetrtius in which the only hope for her to live a decent life is Demetrius. She would listen to this song in the beginning basically before anything happens. The vocals in this song suggest a desperate need for someone and that's exactly how Helena feels.
The Only Hope For Me is You -My Chemical Romance (w/ lyrics)

Helena (So Long & Goodnight) - My Chemical Romance

Helena would listen to it after she's followed Demetrius into the woods and Demetrius told her to shove off. Well the song is kind of what Demetrius is saying to Helena so it would remind her of him, so I guess the "sentiments" would be directed to Demetrius. It would further her sense of love as a desperate urge.
My Chemical Romance - "Helena" [Official Music Video]

Lady - Kenny Rogers

So this next song represents what Lysander and Demetrius say to Helena when they're under the influence of the fairy drugs. Helena would listen to it and think of the sentiment from Demetrius when they are all still in the forest. This song would make her feel the true joy and potential of love, though at the time she doesn't believe what either Lysander or Demetrius are saying.
Lady-Kenny Rogers

At Last - Etta James

Helena would listen to this song after everyone gets out of the forest and gets back to Athens. She would direct the sentiments of this song towards Demetrius. It actually changes her interpretation more towards Lysander's which is that love is a beuatiful emotion filled with joy and happiness.
"AT LAST" + Lyrics ETTA JAMES - Original Version