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Baz Luhrmann‘s ambitious 3D Great Gatsby pic isn’t just raking in the dough in theaters. Its Jazz Age-meets-Jay-Z mash-up soundtrack has been climbing the charts fast after Tuesday’s release. According to SoundScan, early projections pegged first week sales at 90,000-95,000 copies but now the album’s headed toward 100K by Sunday and could notch a #2 debut on the Billboard Top 200 when official results come in next week. Luhrmann, exec producer Jay-Z, and executive music producer Anton Monsted gambled on slotting anachronistic new tracks and covers by contemporary hip-hop and pop artists into the 1920s-set F. Scott Fitzgerald tale. Luhrmann even used Jay-Z’s 2001 hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” in a scene in which a carful of partiers groove as they zoom over the Queensboro Bridge. But that’s nothing new for the director whose Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge similarly made bold genre-bending musical choices to chart-topping effect. The Gatsby soundtrack features songs by Will.i.am, Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock, Coco O. of Quadron, Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Lana Del Rey, Florence & The Machine, Jack White, Nero, Sia, and The xx. Beyonce & Andre 3000′s Amy Winehouse cover is some sort of blasphemy to my ears (and to Winehouse’s dad Mitch, who took to Twitter to publicly rail against it), but judge for yourself; here’s a sampler of the soundtrack:
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We've all been there. You watch a movie starring a handsome young actor and then you're hooked. Instantly. And then suddenly, he's all you can think about and you start plastering his poster all over your walls and planning what your babies' names will be. And there's noone more teenage girls did that for than Leonardo DiCaprio. Watch: Leo DiCaprio's Best Gatsby Interviews So Far In honor of Leo in The Great Gatsby (out Friday!), the OKMagazine.com staff is taking a look back at our obsessions with Leo and pinpointing exactly when it started. From Titanic to The Departed to Inception, read on for our profound "OMG, I'm in love with Leo!" moments (in order they happened, duh), and don't forget to tell us yours on Twitter @OKMagazine! Photos: Which Pretty Little Liars Star Crushed on Leo DiCaprio Too? Nicole, Photo Editor: I fell in love with Leo when he was in Basketball Diaries. Obviously I'm not into the parts when he is all strung out on drugs, but there is just something about a boy who plays basketball and keeps a journal that seems adorable to me. Kelli, Deputy Editor: I'm OBSESSED with Leo in Romeo + Juliet. I mean, a full on Shakespearian love affair with My So Called Life's Angela Chase is a dream come true in my mind, plus it's honestly one of his hottest roles. Between the sexy pool scene and the fight scene I could re-watch this movie over and over. And over. Kelly, Contributing Editor: I totally fell in love with Leo when he was in Romeo + Juliet as well. I was a sophomore in college when that movie came out and my roommates and I went to see it in the theater probably four times. How can you not have a crush on a gorgeous guy who is playing Romeo? Emily, Social Media Manager: As sad as it sounds, I used to LIE about my obsession with Leo. Every one else was doing it, you know? So when Romeo + Juliet came out and all my friends were flipping their shiz over it, I jumped on the bandwagon—even though I had never seen it. It was my favorite movie, starring my favorite actor, and it was all a complete lie. Editor's Note: Thanks, Emily, for admitting that on the internet. Haley, Entertainment Editor: I remember the first time I saw Titanic in theaters was at a friend's birthday party in fifth grade, and then I saw it four more times after that. And then I bought every single Tiger Beat and Bop and ripped out the posters and put them on my Leo shrine, which was next to my Spice Girls shrine on my wall. I also had the official Leonardo DiCaprio autobiography and the Titanic soundtrack so yes, I was cool, albeit slightly obsessive. Photos: Why Leo DiCaprio is Hottie of the Day Lea, Video Editor: The Departed is not only one of my favorite movies, but definitely my favorite Leo movie. He is hands down the hottest in this film. He's tortured, smart, sneaky, sexy and can pull off the Boston accent as well as his co-star Mark Wahlberg who is actually from Boston! I love the movie but watching it only makes me angry that he didn't win every Oscar possible for his performance. But then he comes on screen and everything's ok again…. Victoria, Editorial Assistant: My crush on Leo went through the roof when Inception came out. Truth be told, I had to watch the movie about four times to completely understand what was happening, but that also gave me four more times to stare at his cute face. The fact that his character just wanted to get back to his kids made my heart flutter. Editor's Note part 2: You will fall in love all over again once you see Leo as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. Just look at him: Photos: Gorgeous Pics from The Great Gatsby What's your favorite Leo movie? Do you think he should've won an Oscar (or 5) by now)? When did you start crushing on him? Tweet us @OKMagazine!
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