Julius Caesar Soundtracks

By: Reid, Hill, and Deen


The O'Jays - Back Stabbers by TheBrandonDiaz

Song 1: "Back stabbers" by The O'Jays (Hill Hardin)

Big Idea: Betrayel

Caesar was gaining power, and was being intrusted with the crown of Rome. He thought his close friends around him were in his support, but really they were plotting against him. They carried on conversations with him, while he was holding Rome at his fingertips, but really they just wanted to kill him and take his power. Just like in the song “backstabbers” the O’Jays say “all the time they want to take your place, the backstabbers… they come to my house… so are they there to see my woman… I wish they’d take some of these knives off my back.” In this song they talk about friends who really just want to steal their girl, and betray them. This is exactly what Caesar’s friends did to him. They were with him all the time, acting as if everything was normal. But they were really plotting to steal his power, and literally stab him in the back.

Song 2: "I hate you I love you" by Gnash


i hate u i love u (ft. olivia o'brien)(demo) by gnash

Kanye West

REAL FRIENDS by Kanye West

Real Friends -Kanye West by Reid Pierce

Big idea: Fake friends/ allies

Throughout the play, Caesar felt like all of the men that worked within his ranks and by his side supported him and were actually his friends, but they were actually plotting against him. Caesar's line "Et tu Brute?" really emphasizes the trust and bond Caesar had with some of his men, because he was so surprised that Brutus out of all people killed him. Real friends, how many of us?

How many of us, how many jealous? Real friends
It's not many of us, we smile at each other
But how many honest? Trust issues
This verse from the song signifies how even though many people will claim to be your friends, you never know if they're using you, want to destroy you, or are simply just not who you thought they were. The title alone also is important because the men who killed him were all considered to be Caesar's friends

Song Title: I hate you i love you

All of Caesar's friends acted as if they loved him, and appreciated his existence. But one after another, they all gathered around him to stab him one by one, showing a random sense of hate towards Caesar.