The Fever Soundtrack

These are pieces of music that "are" in the movie.

Song 1- Sam Smith, "I'm not the only one"

Sam Smith – "I'm Not The Only One"

Reasoning (0:46-1:55)

This song describes the scene where Colette was currently having the Yellow Fever and screaming/crying for Louis, But Colette already had a fiance. Nobody knew who Louis was.
The reason why this song correlates with this scene in the book is that, This song is about the husband cheating on his wife with another woman, but in the book it's reversed. The book has Colette cheating on her fiance with this dude named Louis.


"You and me we made a vow
For better or for worse
I can't believe you let me down
But the proof's in the way it hurts

For months on end I've had my doubts

Denying every tear
I wish this would be over now
But I know that I still need you here"

Song 2- Shania Twain, "Man! I Feel Like A Woman"

Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman

Reasoning (0:00-0:27)

"I'm going out tonight, im feelin' alright

Gonna let it hang all out

Want to make some noise, really raise my voice

Yeah, i want to scream and shout"


That paragraph describes the scene in the book where Mattie and Eliza make a partnership for the cafe, and this song can means "Wow, I did that. I feel so accomplished."

This mood/theme of the song basically states that 'Hey, I can accomplish anything!'

Song 3- Pharell Williams, "Happy"

Happy-Pharell Williams

Reasoning (1:23-2:10)

"Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do


Happy, bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
I said bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down"


That good sized paragraph discribes the scene in the book where mattie wakes up by the well, and has a wonderful present waiting for her..... frost. To us it might not seem like such a big deal, but with her and the fever it goes farther in greatness because the people of philadelphia have been waiting for this since the fever started.

Song 4- 5 Seconds Of Summer, "Amnesia"

Amnesia-5SOS (official)

Reasoning (0:58-1:35)


  • "I remember the day you told me you were leaving

    I remember the make-up running down your face

    And the dreams you left behind you didn't need them

    Like every single wish we ever made

    I wish that I could wake up with amnesia

    And forget about the stupid little things

    Like the way it felt to fall asleep next to you

    And the memories I never can escape"



That part of the song describes the scene in the book where in Nathan's POV, this describes him on how he would feel when he gave/sent the letter to Mattie about him leaving the city.

Song 5- Sam Smith "Stay With Me"

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Reasoning (1:02-1:24)

Oh, won't you stay with me?

'Cause you're all I need

This ain't love it's clear to see

But darling, stay with me


I chose this song to discribe Matties POV in which she is like in her head when she reads Nathan's note to her about him leaving the city due to the fever outbreak.

Song 6- Beyonce "Love On Top"

Beyoncé - Love On Top

Reasoning (1:02-1:25)


  • Baby it's you

    You're the one I love

    You're the one I need

    You're the only one I see

    Come on baby it's you

    You're the one that gives your all

    You're the one I can always call

    When I need to make everything stop

    Finally you put my love on top

  • I chose this song to be the "song" of Nathan's and Mattie's relationship this song correlates with Mattie and Nathans in a way by just basically stating that "You are the only thing I love and need."

Song 7- Shawn Mendes "Show You"

Shawn Mendes - Show You (Lyric Video)

Reasoning (0:29-0:40)

And I will walk this road ahead
One hundred miles on my hands
Do I need to show you?
Guess I gotta show you
And if you don't believe me now
I'll flip the whole world upside down
Do I need to show you?
Guess I gotta show you

This song describes Mattie's perseverance and bravery throughout the book. The song states that 'I will prove it to you and show you what I am capable of'

Song 8- Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne "Rather Be"

Clean Bandit - Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne [Official Video]

Reasoning (3:00-4:10)


  • When I am with you, there's no place I rather be

    Be, oh

    Be, be, be, be, be, be, be, be, be

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah



  • If you gave me a chance I would take it

    It's a shot in the dark but I'll make it

    Know with all of your heart, you can't shame me

    When I am with you, there's no place I rather be

    No, no, no, no place I rather be

    No, no, no, no place I rather be

    No, no, no, no place I rather be

    When I am with you, there's no place I rather be




This song can describe that slow motion scene where Nathan and Mattie get finally reunited back together, they are having the cliche moment where they are slowly running towards the each other on the beach..... yeah i actually thought of that.

Song 9- One Direction "Spaces"

One Direction - Spaces (Audio)

Reasoning (0:43-1:13)

Oh spaces between us
Keep getting deeper
It's harder to reach you
Even though I try
Spaces between us
Hold all our secrets
Leaving us speechless
And I don't know why

This part of the song describes the struggle between all of the people and losing all of their close friends, family and basically the general population.

Song 10- Troye Sivan "Happy Little Pill"

Troye Sivan - Happy Little Pill

Reasoning (0:51-1:43)

My happy little pill
Take me away
Dry my eyes
Bring color to my skies
My sweet little pill
Tame my hunger
Lie within
Numb my skin

Like a rock I float
Sweat and conversations seep into my bones
Four walls are not enough
I'll take a dip into the
Unknown, unknown


This song describes the part where Mattie hallucinates in the woods trying to find food and water for gramps, but then the starts seeing things and passes out. I will let you discover about how this relates to the book scene.