DEMETRIUS'S RAD PLAYLIST
THEME: LOVE IS CONFUSING
Demetrius will like this playlist because each song's message is simple, clear, and explains what Demetrius is feeling at different times.
TRACK ONE: FORGET YOU BY CEE LO GREEN
"...and i'm like, forget you..."
In the beginning of the play, the only thing the Demetrius wants is for Helena to get away from him. The reason for this is because Demetrius used to date Helena, and now he likes Hermia, so he want Helena to "fuget abawt it" (said in a New York accent). I think Demetrius will like this song because it's message is simple, clear, and exactly what he wants Helena to understand: Forget you!
TRACK TWO: I DON'T CARE BY PHIL COLLINS
"...i don't care anymore..."
I chose this song because Hermia told Helena her plans with Lysander, and Helena told Demetrius, hoping that Demetrius would like Helena again, but instead, Demetrius basically said "I don't care about you" to Helena and went into the forest, searching for Helena. Demetrius would listen to this song because the drum beat would make him hyped, which would increase adrenaline, and allow him to run faster, jump higher!
TRACK THREE: SHAKE IT OFF BY TAYLOR SWIFT
TRACK FOUR: SAY OW BY DJ SMASH
In this part of a Midsummer Night's Dream, Demetrius is sleeping in the forest, when Oberon instructs Puck to put love juice in the eyes of "the Athenian man". Although the juice is put into Lysander's eyes, if it was put into Demetrius's eyes, he would've said ow! Demetrius would listen to this song because he is really dumb, so this song would tell him that when he feels pain, he says ow!
TRACK FIVE: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THEME SONG BY UNKNOWN ARTIST
I chose this track because while Lysander was chasing Helena, and Hermia was chasing Lysander, it was as if Demetrius couldn't hear them, and he had tunnel vision only on Hermia. Man, it sure is hard to do that. So much distraction! TV! Food! In Ms. Cicero's case, books! Demetrius would listen to this song because who wouldn't.
TRACK SIX: FACE THE PAIN BY STEMM
At this time, Demetrius and Lysander both love Helena because of Puck's love juice, but now they want to fight each other for her! This song also happens to be the UFC theme song! Again, Demetrius would listen to this for the fight for hype and adrenaline.
TRACK SEVEN: I NEED SOME SLEEP BY EELS
After the fight, Puck uses his magic to make the four lovers sleep in the forest. I have wondered something about this play - why does so much happen in the forest? Why don't the lovers' parents say anything? Hmm. Strange. Anyway, this song was in Shrek 2! Enjoy. Demetrius would listen to this because he probably wanted to go to sleep, and this is a good sleeping song.
TRACK EIGHT: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
After Demetrius falls asleep, Puck reverses the spells, so i guess "what goes around comes around", as a wise man once said. Also, I copied and pasted the lyrics from some website, so they are highlighted. This song also applies to Helena, because the person that loves her goes around - he loves her, doesn't, loves her, doesn't, and finally does again.
TRACK NINE: I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU BY WHITNEY HOUSTON
I picked this song because the spell on Demetrius was not reversed, but it was on Lysander, so Demetrius would love Helena for ever. I can imagine that the words of the song were the same thing that Demetrius said to Helena after the spell was cast. Demetrius would listen to this because it would make him feel all weepy and warm and fuzzy so when he says the magic words to Helena, which would improve his chances of not getting rejected.
TRACK TEN: EVERYTHING IS AWESOME BY LONELY ISLAND
Yeah. I hate this song. But, I put it as my last one because in the end of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Demetrius's love life ends up good. For him, everything sure is awesome. I sorta wish I could be him. You know, running around the forest all day, hanging out at night...he's livin' the life, man! Demetrius would listen to this song to get hyped!!!