The Outsiders Superior Soundtrack
Roar By: Katy Perry
Roar by Katy Perry is a good song to represent the rumble. " The rumble was on. Dallas Winston ran to join us. ..He reached back and caught me by the neck and threw me over his head to the ground. Tim Shepard, who was fighting two at once, accidentally stepped on me, knocking my breath out. I was up again as soon as I got my wind, and jumped right back on the Soc, trying my best to strangle him. While he was prying my fingers loose, Dally knocked him backward, so that all three of us rolled on the ground, gasping, cussing, and punching. " (Hinton 9) In the song, Katy Perry was not sticking up for herself. Then, as the song goes on she becomes the champion. Like in the story, Ponyboy, at the beginning of the rumble, was getting beaten. He got punched to the ground, but got right back up to keep fighting. It says in the song,"You held me down, but I got up ..Already brushing off the dust." Furthermore, the Greasers end up winning the rumble. " 'We won," Darry announced in a tired voice. He was going to have a black eye and there was a cut across his forehead. 'We beat the Socs.' " (Hinton 9) This is a great comparison the song, where Katy Perry says," I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar. Louder, louder than a lion ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar.."
Katy Perry - Roar (Official)
Titanium By: David Guetta
Titanium is a good song to represent Dally in his final hour. After Johnny died, Dally ran out of the hospital and was emotionally distraught. He ran all the way to the vacant lot. In addition, as the police chased him, Dally pulled out his fake gun. Since he was armed, the police fired their guns and ended Dally's life. "We reached the vacant lot just as Dally came in, running as hard as he could,..Dally raised the gun, and I thought: You blasted fool. They don't know you're only bluffing. And even as the policemen's guns spit fire into the night I knew that was what Dally wanted. He was jerked half around by the impact of the bullets, then slowly crumpled with a look of grim triumph on his face. He was dead before he hit the ground." (Hinton 12) David Guetta sings, " I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose Fire away, fire away Ricochet, you take your aim. Fire away, fire away." Dally knew the police did not know his gun was fake. He knew the outcome of what he was doing. As he pulled his gun, Dally was basically saying ,"Go ahead shoot me I dare you." Like the song, which is saying go ahead and fire-I am indestructible.
David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia
Unwritten By: Natasha Beddingfield
Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield is a good song to represent Ponyboy beginning to write The Theme for school. At first, he did not want to do his homework. Then,once he read Johnny's letter, an idea began to spur. "I still didn't want to do my homework that night, though....I sat down and picked up my pen and thought for a minute. Remembering. Remembering a handsome, dark boy with a reckless grin and a hot temper. A tough, tow-headed boy with a cigarette in his mouth and a bitter grin on his hard face. Remembering--- and this time it didn't hurt--- a quiet, defeated-looking sixteen-year-old.." (Hinton 12) The song states, " ... can't read my mind, I'm undefined I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned. Staring at the blank page before you open up the dirty window, let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find. Reaching for something in the distance.." Ponyboy has a pen in his hand has an unknown ending (not knowing what to write about). He stares at the paper and does not know what to write. Furthermore, after the call to his teacher, Ponyboy thinks about the exact details about what he is going to write ( reaching for something in the distance).
Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten Lyrics
Just Give Me a Reason By: P!nk
Just Give Me a Reason by P!nk is a good song to represent how Dally feels after Johnny dies. Dally does not want Johnny to die and does not understand why Johnny, out of all the people in the gang, has to die. "Dally swallowed and reached over to push Johnny's hair back....slamming one fist against the wall, hammering it to make it obey his will...'Johnny, don't die, please don't die...' He suddenly bolted through the door and down the hall." (Hinton 9) The song says," Just give me a reason..Just a little bit's enough." What P!ink is saying is that she wants to know why this is happening. Even she gets a small answer. Dally loved Johnny and did not want him to die. "Dally is tougher than I am. Why can I take it when Dally can't? And then I knew. Johnny was the only thing Dally loved."
P!nk - Just Give Me A Reason (Official Lyric Video)
Why Can't We Be Friends? By: WAR
Why can't we be friends by the band WAR is a good song t represent the feeling Ponyboy has towards the gangs. Ponyboy does not understand why the Greasers and the Socs fight and that it is stupid. He and Cherry feel that both gangs are the same, they just act differently. ""It's not just money. Part of it is, but not all. You greasers have a different set of values. You're more emotional. We're sophisticated--- cool to the point of not feeling anything. Nothing is real with us. You know, sometimes I'll catch myself talking to a girl-friend, and realize I don't mean half of what I'm saying. I don't really think a beer blast on the river bottom is super-cool, but I'll rave about one to a girl-friend just to be saying something." (Hinton 3) Like in the song it says, " I seen you around for a long long time, ya...Sometimes I don't speak right But yet I know what I'm talking about .Why can't we be friends?Why can't we be friends Why can't we be friends." The song is saying that despite our differences, we can all get along. This is similar to Ponyboy's attitude towards the Greasers versus the Socs.