The Outsiders Soundtrack
"Lean On Me" by Bill Withers
Just a couple simple lines of Bill Withers's "Lean On Me" song signals strong vibes. To me this song means to have reliance with a close friend. (When you need some support and help, you can always count on me. Not only I'll be there for you, I'll make the pain ease away. You can count on me because I can count on you.) The hook of the song, "Lean on me when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on. For it won't be long, 'til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on", perfectly describes the relationship Ponyboy and Johnny had.
"Everything is Everything" by Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill says "I wrote these words for everyone. Who struggles in their youth."
Everyone has problems they have to deal with. Darry, Sodapop and Ponyboy lost both their parents due to a car accident. Ever since then, everything has been much harder for the brothers. Darry had to keep them under control along with the rest of the gang.Not every kid lives a happy, carefree life. Some struggle because they don't have a family to take care of them. Johnny and Dally grew up with careless parents. Both of their parents ignored they even existed. The only time Johnny wasn't ignored by his parents is when he was getting abused by either one, or both of them.
"I See Fire" By Ed Sheeran
"Yellow" by Coldplay
Every time Ponyboy sees stars high up in the sky, he can always think about Johnny Cade, just like how he thinks about Cherry when he sees sunsets.
"You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor
When James Taylor sang "You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there, yeah, yeah, you've got a friend." remarked the scene Dally called Darry because he was in desperate need of help and counted on the boys to rescue him. "It was Dally. He phoned from a booth. He's, just robbed a grocery store and the cops are after him. We gotta hide him. He'll be at the lot in a minute. " announced Darry in chapter ten.