The Outsiders Soundtrack

Jada Seng

Queen Latifah- Just Another Day

Queen Latifah Performs 'Just Another Day'
The chorus of the song itself sets the tone of the entire book.

"Just another day, living in the hood
Just another day around the way
Feelin' good today, I hear the (gunshot), but I'm here to stay"

Queen Latifah's message is basically saying the bad things she see aroubd the neighborhood is normal to her now. She was raised that way and she's proud of it. Where she grows up in is a dangerous place, but she stays there because its her home.

Ponyboy and Johnny repeatedly said "because we're greasers" throughout the story. The Greasers are the east-side trouble makers and the Socs are the high class west-side kids. Of course, the Greasers were known for their long, greasy hair. It was their trademark. Clearly, it showed they were proud to be a greaser.

In chapter eight, Two-bit tells Ponyboy, "You know, the only thing that keeps Darry from begin' a Soc is us." Ponyboy already knew that. He knew he, Soda, and Darry were too smart to be a Greaser. Why do they stay? They stay because the gang is their family. Family sticks together. Their old folks and Darry were raised there; east-side is their home.

Lupe Fiasco ft. John Legend- Never Forget You

Lupe Fiasco Feat. John Legend - Never Forget You

Lupe Fiasco ft. John Legend- Never Forget You

"Take me to that familiar place

Take me to memories we won't erase

Take me to all that we had

Good and bad

I'll never forget you

I'll never let you go

I'll never forget you

I'll always remember you, I hope you know"

When Lupe Fiasco said "We looked back the the rules we received. And how we broke those, dismantled and rewrote those." he meant he doesn't like to follow the rules. Therefore, he breaks them, and make his own rules.

Dally is the same exact way. In chapter two, Ponyboy said, "Dally hated to do things the legal way. He liked to show that he didn't care whether there was a law or not. He went around trying to break laws." This clearly means Dally doesn't give a care in the world. He likes to show the cops he doesn't care. By then, the cops were fully aware of that. Everyone knew Dally because he had a reputation.

Mariah Carey- Anytime You Need A Friend

Mariah Carey - Anytime You Need A Friend

Mariah Carey- Anytime You Need A Friend

"Anytime you need a friend

I'll be here

You'll never be alone again

So don't you fear

Even if your miles away

I'm by your side"

The entire gang was like a brotherhood. They all stood by each other.

Johnny and Ponyboy needed an escape plan after Johnny killed Bob. "We gotta get outa here. Go somewhere. Runaway. The police'll be here soon. "

"Dally. Dally"ll get us out of here."

"Dally Winston could do anything."

Dally provided them with money, a loaded gun, and a place to hide. When it was safe enough to go back to town, Dally will visit them. He kept their secret so they can be safe and away from jail.

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Jessie J- Who You Are

Jessie J - Who You Are

There are tough times in life, but you have to hold on tight. Live life to the fullest! Make your life full of excitement. You only have one life to live, so why waste it sitting around complaining and whining. Life isn't perfect; there's a lot of bumps along the road, but that's okay. It's mutual.

Jessie J- Who You Are

"It's okay no to be okay

Sometimes it's hard to follow your heart

Tears don't mean you're losing, everybody's bruising."

Johnny's life always been hard. He had to get through the bad, to get the good. Although, the good didn't benefit him. Because of the burning church incident, Johnny lose his life because he had to save the little kids. When Johnny's health was declining, he wrote to Ponyboy, "It's worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it." Johnny died as hero.

Jessie J- Who You Are

"Just go and leave me alone!

Real talk, real life, good love, goodnight

With a smile, thats my home!"

Ponyboy was starting to get real annoyed with those new reporters in the hospital. "They asked too many questions, too fast, and got me mixed up." Plus, Ponyboy wasn't feeling well. All he wanted was them to leave him alone, and finally go back home.

Jay Z ft. Rihanna and Kanye West- Run This Town

run this town-jay-z featuring rihanna and kanye west (CLEAN VERSION)
Rihanna's opening verse perfectly describes the excitement the Greasers felt before they fought in the rumble.

"Feel it coming in the air

Hear the screams from everywhere

I'm addicted to the thrill

It's a dangerous love affair

Can't be scared when it goes down

Got a problem tell me now

Only thing that's on my mind is who's gonna run this town tonight

Is who gonna run this town tonight

We gonna run this town!"

As Soda did a no-handed cartwheel across the yard and everyone cheereed, Ponyboy felt the enthusiasm and excitement. They all were pumped for the rumble and there was no way they are letting the Socs win. The Greasers had to fight! They had to fight for their territory. Most importantly, they're fighting for Johnny!

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Ponyboy and the entire gang must of felt this way after they lost two good friends. Though, Ponyboy was in rougher shape than all of them. He lived and carried himself through complete misery.

"Johnny is not dead, I told myself, and I believed it." said Ponyboy in chapter 10. He didn't want to believe his best friend was gone forever.

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