"Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey

Without knowing that Lana Del Rey's latest single is off of the soundtrack for the newest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the the message of "Young and Beautiful" seems as though it's directed at today's image-obsessed culture, with Del Rey's effortlessly smooth voice describing how it feels to come to terms with aging and fading beauty. While the real inspiration seems a little more obvious once you know that the song was most likely written with the themes of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic in mind, this haunting song hits the mark either way.