Did you know F. Scott Fitzgerald’s award-winning classroom favorite The Great Gatsby was almost called Bad Romance? Well you shouldn’t, because it wasn’t—but that’s only because F. Scott Fitzgerald was TERRIBLE at naming his novels. (Two actual titles he considered were Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires and The High-Bouncing Lover. Thankfully, his editor stepped in.)
But this tenuous link I’m trying to forge between The Great Gatsby’s larger themes and Lady Gaga’s best-selling platinum single isn’t the only thing the two have in common! Can you tell a Lady Gaga lyric from a Gatsby quote?