Hi Meghan my name is Kenny as you know i am in grade in Mr. Cardys Class. I like many sports like hockey,baseball,golf and basketball but favorite is baseball. I was tasked with giving you a critically thinking question this is what it is: If you where Jack would you ask Joseph what him and his dad where talking if so why if not why not use the book and your own experiences to answer.
I was tasked with the job giving a soundtrack to the book Orbiting Jupiter I would pick theses songs Don't Let Me Down by the Chainsmokers, Sad Song by We The Kings and Just A Dream by Nelly for the soundtrack.
In the song Don’t Let Me Down the lyrics say:
“I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down”
I feel joseph is kind of thinking this because he has gone threw so many experiences already in his short life so he needs a loving a caring family to guide on the right path in life. So that is why I think this song would be a good soundtrack idea for this book.
I would also choose sad song by We The Kings I think this song is a good song to play when joseph finds out madeline has passed away and that he can't see Jupiter. I think Joseph would feel like the lyrics are singing because it says “without you I feel broke like a half of a whole” and joseph says he can never fill the hole in his heart that Madeline did for him And it's even deeper now that he can't see jupiter. So that is why i feel this song is a good choice for the soundtrack of orbiting jupiter.
The last song I am choosing for this soundtrack is Just A Dream by Nelly I would choose this song because the lyrics I fell would speak to the audience well they are watching joseph and his family in orbiting jupiter. I think this would speak to the audience when joseph is meeting with maddie for the last time because it says “thinking bout us thinking bout me what were gonna be” and I think this would be a very emotional to the audience and to the characters in the movie. My second reason is in the song the lyrics also say
“I was at the top and now it's like I'm in the basement
Number one spot and now she find her a replacement
I swear now I can't take it, knowing somebody's got my baby”
These lyrics fit perfectly for when joseph finds out he can’t see jupiter and is heartbroken this would also be emotional and kind of speak to the audience as they watch the movie or read the book. That is why I think Just Dream By Nelly is a good fit for the soundtrack of orbiting jupiter.
In conclusion the three songs I am choosing for this soundtrack is Don’t Let Me Down by the Chainsmokers, Sad Song by We The Kings and Just A Dream by Nelly.