You Don't Always Get What You Want
Titania and Oberon's Playlist
My theme is that you don't always get what you want or expect when it comes to love. From Oberon failing with the Athenians to him breaking up with Titania this point is highlighted multiple times throughout the play. Lots of other themes about love are prominent in this play but I feel that this is especially important in Titania and Oberon's relationship. This theme doesn't mean that mistakes in love aren't fixable, though. The mistakes made in this play are mostly fixed, even if Oberon is likely to cheat again.
Pink-Blow Me (One Last Kiss) [Clean]
Blow Me One Last Kiss by Pink
On the surface this song seems to be about breaking up, but it is also about fighting in a relationship. Titania and Oberon are having a fight at the beginning of the play and it causes them to break up. I believe this song fits with their fight. Lots of things are piling up which they are fighting over and they break up. Their relationship also seems very complicated as in this song.
Should've Said No-Taylor Swift
Should've Said No by Taylor Swift
When we first see Oberon and Titania together they are arguing. Titania proceeds to call out Oberon for cheating and Oberon does the same, but about her. This song is about leaving someone because they are cheating. The same thing happens in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," along with other reasons, such as the Indian boy. I would've found a song about breaking up because of jealousy (but not being jealous of someone because of the person they're cheating with), but that doesn't seem to be a topic lots of people write songs about.
What Goes Around by Justin Timberlake with Lyrics [fullversion]
What Goes Around by Justin Timberlake
I chose this song for its mention of "what goes around come back around". It's about the consequences of fighting and ending a relationship. There are drastic consequences of Titania and Oberon's fight. There are floods, droughts, and food shortages. They needed to take more into account the consequences of their fight. This song may be about less drastic consequences, not something that would affect the whole world, but the themes of this song work with the situation.
I Will Survive
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
After they have gone their separate ways after fighting, Oberon wants Titania back but she wants him to keep away. I Will Survive is about someone trying to get you back and telling them you don't want them and that you don't need them. Telling someone to "walk out that door" seems to be the message Titania is trying to tell Oberon. She also employs what are basically body guards in the form of the fairies she rules to help keep Oberon away. I also think music can help people through things and this song could help keep up Titania's resolve to keep Oberon away.
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
I Want You Back is about what it's title says, wanting someone you fell in love, that you hurt in some way, back . I think the hurt in the situation of Titania and Oberon is a little less one sided, with both of them cheating, but the concept still applies. Oberon wants to get back together with Titania, but she doesn't want to. He then decides to use trickery. What he decides to do leads to the next song.
Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again (Official Video)
Oops!...I Did It Again
Oberon uses the nectar from the flower to try to fix the situation with the Athenians. He instead manages to mess up their relationships. He is not the one falling in love with any of them but he still plays a significant part in their relationships, whether they know it or not. His decision seems almost impulsive. This song is about damaging someone through love that isn't necessarily true on an impulse just like what Oberon does.
Beyonce ft Jay Z - Crazy in love (lyrics on screen)
Crazy in Love by Beyonce
When Oberon puts the nectar from the flower in Titania's eyes she falls in love with Bottom. I believe the best phrase to explain her love is "Crazy in Love". As this song's title is exactly that it immediately came to mind. Titania will do anything for Bottom and doesn't consider others. Everyone thinks she's crazy because she's in love with someone with an ass's head. This is what this song is talking about (except for maybe the head and the flower).
I feel like I`m forgetting something
I Feel Like I'm Forgetting Something by Lee Ann Womack
I chose this song because it's about forgetting someone you love. Titania forgets Bottom after being in love with him because of the other flower's nectar. She almost completely forgets him, literally. This song may be more about forgetting the past to get on with the future, but if you take it literally this is exactly what happens.
Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
Get Back by Demi Lovato
Near the end of the play Titania and Oberon get back together again, even if it doesn't seem to really be the best choice. This song is about starting up a relationship again that ended on a bad note. These situations are very similar. As this song talks about the relationship will probably end again and they will probably once again get back together.
Blu Cantrell - Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)
Hit 'Em Up Style by Blu Cantrell
This is another song about cheating. Even if in the play things seem to be resolved with Titania and Oberon I think both of them would end up cheating again. They would break up, ruin someones life, fix what they've done, get back together, and break up again. They would continue in a vicious cycle because their relationship is so messed up. Titania would probably feel like this song explains what she felt like, angry and upset, but that would end once they got back together.