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What are 10 songs that can be used as a soundtrack in Romeo and Juliet

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I think that songs by The Beatles could be used in a Romeo and Juliet soundtrack.  For example, "When I'm Sixty-Four" is about a couple wondering if they will be around for one another when they get older. Such a song would be ideal for Romeo and Juliet, two young people who are wondering if they will last to see the joys of old age or even tomorrow. Another Beatles song, "Yesterday," addresses the feelings of how things look in retrospect. When Romeo is about to take the apothecary 's potion and before Juliet takes her own life, both of them could use the song to think about how "yesterday/ love was such an easy game to play/ now I need a place to hide away." "She's Leaving Home" is a song that could convey how Juliet's parents might feel upon realizing the folly of their actions.  This song is about a mother and father lamenting their daughter having left home to pursue her own life. Juliet would fit such a description and the song's mournful tone might match the Capulets' emotional...

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