Lorde Covers Tears for Fears for ‘Catching Fire’


In this week’s edition of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack reveals, we have Lorde’s contribution to the soundtrack which is a cover of Tears for Fear’s 1985 track, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”

When the song had originally been released by the band back in the 80s, Tears for Fears frontman, Curt Smith revealed the thought behind the song and described the concept as “quite serious — it’s about everybody wanting power, about warfare and the misery it causes.”

Kind of sounds familiar and fitting for the film, doesn’t it.

Now, the “Royals” singer has gotten her hands on the song and gave it a little bit of her own spin, including some dark and ominous feeling coupled with her vocals. Perfect for that moment when our beloved tributes are thrown back in the arena for the Quarter Quell just to please President Snow.

Recently, Smith spoke to MTV Hive and said the following about the 17-year-old Australian taking on one of his songs for the soundtrack.

“I think it’s absolutely amazing. But then I love her, I think she’s brilliant…. We love it when other people cover our stuff. Sometimes we steal them and use their version live.”

When the original performer has such nice things to say about you and your cover you know you have made it.

Anyways, listen to the track which has been given exclusively to MTV here and tell us what you think about the song.

Imagine Dragons Release ‘Who We Are’


Another day, another Hunger Games:Catching Fire soundtrack track is released onto the world. This time, the song comes courtesy of the guys behind this Summer’s hit song “Radioactive” and The Perks of Being a Wallflower theme song, “It’s Time,” Imagine Dragons.

The song is titled, “Who We Are” not to be confused with the Lifehouse song of the same titled or the Ke$ha song with a similar title. Until now, the soundtrack has already released several tracks on the public including the lead single from Coldplay which was released a few months ago. After that Christina Aguilera’s contribution, “We Remain” was released alone and recently with a trailer for the film. The Lumineers leaked their song while performing at a show of theirs and eventually the official track was unveiled and just yesterday, The National’s song, “Lean” was also revealed to the world.

All in all, it look like it’s going to be a pretty packed couple of weeks of Hunger Games-inspired things since the film is due out in just two weeks.

You can listen to the Imagine Dragons song over at Yahoo! here and tell us, as of now, which is your favorite song that has been released.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack is due out on November 19 while the film hits theaters that Friday, November 22.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard yet, it looks like Lionsgate are thinking about getting into the theme-park business and might be using the Hunger Games’ popularity to make it a smooth transition in. Can you imagine a theme park where only one survives or you’re stuck in a dreary world with only the Capitol as enjoyable? No, thanks.

The National’s ‘Lean’ Debuts


With only a few more weeks until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters, it’s only natural that all things Hunger games are starting to rise to the surface. With all the clips and press tours and such, fans of the series are over the moon with all the information.

Today, another one of the songs to be featured on the upcoming soundtrack has been released. At this point, we have already had the chance to hear several of the songs including Coldplay’s “Atlas,” Christina Aguilera’s “We Remain,” The Lumineers’ “Gale Song” and now we can add The National’s contribution, “Lean.”

Stream the full song below.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack is slated to be released on November 19 while the film is scheduled to hit a theater near you on November 22, like you can forget.

Coldplay to be Honored for “Atlas”


Congrats to Coldplay on receiving this year’s Hollywood Song Award!

The band who are made up of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman,Will Champion and Jonny Buckland, will receive the award at the  17th annual Hollywood Film Awards, the first awards show of the 2013 season. The song that won the award is their recently released new track, Atlas which is on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack.

The song was just released this past September, but it has already made its way up several charts including the iTunes charts which it took its place at number one.

Not too shabby for a their first new song since 2011’s Mylo Xyloto.

The awards’ gala is set to take place on October 21 at the Beverly Hilton and Martin will be accepting the award on behalf of the group and also perform it at the event.

The Hollywood Film Awards are determined by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and as well as an advisory committee.

“The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay. They continue to build their legacy and, with ‘Atlas’ marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honor,” de Abreu was quoted as saying.

While Coldplay are one of the honorees for the event there are many others that have already been announced as well including Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and many more. If you are interested in the full list of The Hollywood Film Awards, check out the full list here.

For now, listen to “Atlas” here and see just why Coldplay won the honor.

Listen to Christina Aguilera’s ‘We Remain’


Another day, another Catching Fire song has been released to fans of the book and film series. This time the song is coming from pop star, Christina Aguilera.

Almost a week after The Voice judge had revealed on Twitter that she had been working on a new song that will be making its debut on the hit franchise’s soundtrack, the song has made its way onto the internet.

Her contribution to the sequel’s soundtrack, is the first new, original track for Aguilera since her 2012 album, Lotus. The singer has also explained via the social media site that she loved the underlying message of the series (not the whole killing each other on some crazy version of Survivor) and that her contribution was a “special new song.”

“We Remain” plays up Aguilera’s talent of being able to meld both ballads with mid-tempo poppy-goodness and sounds great. The lyrics also could easily describe Katniss Everdeen and her make-shift group of fighters with lines such as “Burn me with fire, Drown me with rain” and “I’m gonna wake up, screaming your name. Yes I’m a sinner, yes I’m a saint. Whatever happens here. Whatever happens here… We Remain.”

The full song can be heard below.

Just yesterday, Sia’s contribution, “Elastic Heart” was released through Zane Lowe’s radio show on BBC Radio 1, while last Friday, The Lumineers’ song, “Gale Song” debuted during a show they were performing at for Seattle radio station, 107.7: The End.

Sia’s ‘Catching Fire’ Song Debuts


Last week was a good week for news concerning the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Everyday, it looked like the people behind the major film were giving fans news about the soundtrack as a way to hold them over until the sequel opens up in theaters.

First, there was news that The National were almost left off the soundtrack because their contribution had been too dark; they ended up being on the soundtrack at the end. Then Christina Aguilera announced via Twitter that she had been working on a new song that would only be seen (or heard) on the soundtrack.

Following that announcement, the full list of musicians and their songs had been released, revealing a mixed bag of artists making it on the album. On Friday, a Seattle radio station debuted a live version of the Lumineers’ contribution, “Gale Song” from a show that the band had performed at.

And just when you think that wasn’t enough to tide you over until November, today, Sia’s song for the soundtrack made its own debut on the internet. The song which is titled, “Elastic Heart” premiere on Zane Lowe’s radio show on BBC Radio 1. The song which not only features the Titanium singer, but also The Weeknd and Diplo is currently available online, or you can just simply listen to it here.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due out on November 22 with the soundtrack coming out that Tuesday, November 19.

Seattle Radio Station Gets World Exclusive of ‘Gale Song’


Yesterday, we were all given the new of all the artists that would be featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Musicians from different areas of the music world had been confirmed from big, arena selling acts such as Coldplay and Christian Aguilera on one side whole others are up-and-comers such a Lorde and Imagine Dragons.

Today, a Seattle radio station gave listeners a little treat when they posted an excerpt of The Lumineers’ contribution, “Gale Song.” The band, who had let the station do live broadcast of their set at Marymoor Park last Saturday, played the song during an encore during the show and at the time it had been unknown what it was.

The stations at first thought that it would be featured on their new album, but then it was revealed that the song was the one that would make its way on the Catching Fire soundtrack.

The song sticks to their folksy, slow feel which then leads to an emotional peak and then back to where it all began. While the song at the stations website is a live version of it, the official studio version will be released on November 19, when the soundtrack drops.

For now, head on over to 107.7 The End’s website and listen to the song or watch the video here:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tracklist Revealed


We already know that Coldplay will be featured on the upcoming, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack with their song “Atlas” and last week, The National also revealed that their song, “Lean” was almost no featured because it was too dark. Last night, Christina Aguilera revealed through her personal Twitter that she will also be featured on the soundtrack with a new, original song she had worked on titled, “We Remain.”

With all the news coming out about the musicians that will be on the sequel’s soundtrack, it was only a matter of time before the full track list featuring the titled of the songs and the musicians behind them will hit the web and that indeed happened today.

The soundtrack will not only featured the artists that have already been listed above, but other such as The Lumineers with “Gale Song,” Patti Smith with “Capital Letter,” Ellie Goulding with “Mirror” and many more.

The album is scheduled to be released on November 19, just a few days before the film is set to hit theaters on November 22.

Recently, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had been in the news when it was announced that the movie would not be premiering first in the United States, rather it would be premiered across the ocean in Italy as part of the Rome Film Festival on November 14.

Check out the full artist and tracklist below.


1. “Atlas” — Coldplay
2. “Silhouettes” — Of Monsters and Men
3. “Elastic Heart” — Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
4. “Lean” — The National
5. “We Remain” — Christina Aguilera
6. “Devil May Cry” — The Weeknd
7. “Who We Are” — Imagine Dragons
8. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” — Lorde
9. “Gale Song” — The Lumineers
10. “Mirror” — Ellie Goulding
11. “Capital Letter” — Patti Smith
12. “Shooting Arrows At The Sky” — Santigold
13. “Place For Us” — Mikky Ekko
14. “Lights” — Phantogram
15. “Angel On Fire” — Antony and the Johnsons

Hear Coldplay’s ‘Atlas’ from ‘Catching Fire’ Soundtrack


The Hunger Games had Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars contribute a song to the soundtrack and just a few weeks back, it was announced that Coldplay would be contributing a song for the sequel of the hit film and book series.

Coldplay announced back in early August that they had written and recorded a new song titled, Atlas that would be making its debut in September and also be featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Today, the British band revealed, first, a 90-second-clip of the anticipated track and then shortly followed it up by releasing a lyric video for the song. “Atlas” marks the first time that the band have ever contributed a song for a film. Last time the band had been in the public eye, was last year when they wrapped up their Mylo Xyloto tour, but word on the street says that they are working on new material,

When asked about why they chose Coldplay to contribute a song for the album, film director, Francis Lawrence said, “I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film.”

He added, “their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can’t wait to share this music with audiences around the world.”

And share they did today, twice.

Watch the full lyric video below and tell us what you think about the new song?