Love is the only thing you need

Lysander's Playlist

Theme: Love is the only thing someone needs to be satisfied

Throughout Midsummer Night's Dream a recurring theme in the beginning between Lysander and Hermia is, as long we love each other it'll be okay. They even to decide to elope throwing away all ties to their own home and family to be together. And when puck makes a mistake and Lysander falls in love with Helena Hermia is torn apart. Also When Lysander loves Helena it seems he would do anything for her. Though this theme is pretty short in the book I feel likes it's an important part of the story.
MAGIC! - Rude

TRACK ONE: "Rude" by MAGIC!


"Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?

Say yes, say yes 'cause I need to know

You say I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die.....

Marry that girl

Marry her anyway

Marry that girl

Yeah, no matter what you say

Marry that girl

And we'll be a family

Why you gotta be so

Rude"


In the beginning of Midsummer Night's Lysander is trying to convince Hermia's dad to let him marry her which reminds me of the song. As in the song the dad doesn't approve of the singer marrying his daughter and tries to find other suitors just like like the play. And just like the play they also decide to elope showing that love matters more then anything. So I think that Lysander would be able to relate to this song and thoroughly enjoy it whenever

Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me ft. Big Sean

TRACK TWO: "As Long As You Love Me" by Justin Bieber

"As long as you love me

We could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke

As long as you love me

I'll be your platinum, I'll be your silver, I'll be your gold"


Once again this brings up the theme of love is the only thing that matters in Midsummer Night's Dream and this seems like a song Hermia and Lysander would hypothetically like. As it reflects their relationship in the beginning they could easily find the song easy to understand and therefore enjoy it. Which is why I chose this song

We The Kings - Sad Song (Lyric Video) ft. Elena Coats

TRACK THREE: "Sad Song" by We The Kings

"So stop time right here in the moonlight,
'Cause I don't ever wanna close my eyes.

Without you, I feel broke
Like I'm half of a whole
Without you, I've got no hand to hold
Without you, I feel torn
Like a sail in a storm
Without you, I'm just a sad song
I'm just a sad song"


This Song brings up the theme of love is only thing people need by showing without love someone is nothing and useless. I think Lysander would listen to this because I t reminds him of himself. As in he imagines he would feel like this without Hermia but would make him happy that he does have her. So he would like to listen to this song

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

TRACK FOUR: "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith

"Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need"


Once again this song talks about love is all someone needs a theme of Midsummer's night dream. Which leads me to believe that Lysander would enjoy this particular song as it could talk about his life and is easily relatable to which plays a big factor in whether or not someone likes something. Therefore it seems that Lysander would litsen to this song.

Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles

TRACK FIVE: "A thousand miles" by Vanessa Carlton

"And I still need you

And I still miss you

And now I wonder...."


This is more about loneliness and separation than the others songs and the reason I believe Lysander would enjoy this song is because he would be reminded how lucky he is to have Hermia and also since it talks about that you need love. So therefore I think Lysander would like this song

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

TRACK SIX: "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

"Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you"


This song actually does have relavance to my theme and Lysander and I didn't just choose it because its Rick roll. Lysander would probably litsen to this song with Hermia and promise to do the same as the song says. Also he would most likely enjoy this song in his free time as well as it has an annoyingly catchy tune and he also would rick roll his friends
Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars (Official audio)

TRACK SEVEN: "A sky full of stars" by COldplay

"Cause you're a sky,
cause you're a sky full of stars
I wanna die in your arms, arms
Cause you get lighter the more it gets dark
I'm gonna give you my heart"

Again this song seems like a song that Lysander would sing to Hermia or perhaps play it when hes with her and definetly has relevance to the theme of love is everything. Meaning it would be in his playlist and the songs tune is also pretty good adding the pros of this song. So I definitely think that this song would be in his playlist

Lenny Kravitz - Again

TRACK EIGHT: "Again" by Lenny Kravitz

"All of my life
Where have you been
I wonder if I'll ever see you again
And if that day comes
I know we could win
I wonder if I'll ever see you again"

I feel that this song has relevance to the theme and Lysander would enjoy this song because it might remind him of the time he was searching for a girl he loved and found Hermia . Meaning it might bring feelings of nostalgia and also the song has a very nice tune. Which is why I think that Lysander would have this song in his hypothetical playlist.

Justin Timberlake - Not a Bad Thing (Audio)
"I know people make promises all the time
Then they turn right around and break them
When someone cuts your heart open with a knife, and you're bleeding
But I could be that guy to heal it over time
And I won't stop until you believe it
Cause baby you're worth it"

This song sounds like a very "mushy" confession poem that Shakespeare would write and something Lysander would say. So I think that he would have this in his playlist to perhaps draw ideas from it before Hermia and him were in a relationship. Also he would probably like it because of the tune and the fact that its very cliche.

John Legend - All of Me

TRACK TEN: "ALL OF ME" by John Legend

"'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
'Cause I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you"

This song would definitely be Lysanders playlist and he would probably listen to it a lot. As the song had a very nice tune and Lysander would probably be able to relate to it once agian. Also he could always sing to Hermia as a love song. Leading to my belief of this song being in his playlist.