The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15)
Recorded 2012–13
Genre Alternative rock, pop
Label
Producer
The Hunger Games soundtracks chronology
The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond
(2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(2014)
Singles from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Atlas"
    Released: September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06)
  2. "Elastic Heart"
    Released: October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
  3. "We Remain"
    Released: October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Los Angeles Times 2/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars [7]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 2013 American science-fiction adventure film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The movie is an adaptation of the 2009 novel by Suzanne Collins and the sequel of The Hunger Games. The soundtrack was released through Republic Records on November 15, 2013.

The album sold 151,000 copies in the US in 2013, making it the seventh best-selling soundtrack album for the year.[8]

Promotion[edit]

On May 14, 2013, Alexandra Patsavas was listed in the credits as the new music supervisor, replacing T Bone Burnett from the first film. Christina Aguilera announced over Twitter on September 26, 2013 that her new song, "We Remain", would be part of the official soundtrack of the film.[9] On September 26, as a part of the #ticktock campaign for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, #ticktock9 revealed the artwork and track-listing to the soundtrack of the film.

Singles[edit]

"Atlas", written and performed by British alternative rock band Coldplay, was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on September 6, 2013.[10] The single charted high in many countries, including a debut at #12 on the UK Singles Chart,[11] and peaking at #3 in the Netherlands and #9 in Italy. A lyric video for the song was also released alongside the single on the day of release. It features an art style reflecting the imagery of The Hunger Games.[12] "Atlas" is one of only four songs on the album to actually be used in the film; the others are "Silhouettes", "Gale Song" and "Who We Are."

"Elastic Heart", performed by Australian recording artist Sia, was released as the second single from the soundtrack on October 1, 2013.[13] It has charted on the Australian, UK and New Zealand music charts, the latter mentioned having greater success, peaking at number 7.

"We Remain", performed by American singer Christina Aguilera, was released as the third single from the soundtrack on October 1, 2013.[14]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Atlas"   Coldplay 3:56
2. "Silhouettes"   Of Monsters and Men 4:31
3. "Elastic Heart"   Sia featuring The Weeknd & Diplo 4:17
4. "Lean"   The National 4:31
5. "We Remain"   Christina Aguilera 4:00
6. "Devil May Cry"  
The Weeknd 5:23
7. "Who We Are"   Imagine Dragons 4:09
8. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"   Lorde 2:35
9. "Gale Song"   The Lumineers 3:05
10. "Mirror"   Ellie Goulding 4:21
11. "Capitol Letter"   Patti Smith Patti Smith 3:33
12. "Shooting Arrows at the Sky"   Santigold 3:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[17] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 88
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 96
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 9
German Albums (Official Top 100)[21] 71
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 14
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[23] 96
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 66
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[26] 24
US Billboard 200[27] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalog no.
France[28] November 15, 2013 Digital download Republic Records none
Italy[29]
Poland[30]
United Kingdom[31]
United States November 19, 2013 Compact disc (Standard) B0019019-02
Compact disc (Deluxe) B0019110-02
Digital download Republic Records, Mercury Records none

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hakimian, Rob (November 19, 2013). "Album Review: Various Artists – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Catucci, Nick (November 20, 2013). "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack Album Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Randall (November 19, 2013). "Review: 'Hunger Games' is perfect pop for the PG-13 set". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ Sheffield, Rob (November 19, 2013). "'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack' Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Slant review". 
  8. ^ Paul Grein (January 2, 2014). "The Top 10 Soundtracks of 2013". Chart Watch (Yahoo). 
  9. ^ The "Voice" coach revealed that she recorded "We Remain" for the soundtrack
  10. ^ "New song, Atlas, for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack". Coldplay.com. August 22, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Coldplay - Atlas (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)(Lyric)". YouTube. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Elastic Heart (From "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack) [feat. The Weeknd, Diplo]: Sia". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ "We Remain (From "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack): Christina Aguilera". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
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  22. ^ "Soundtrack – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  23. ^ "Soundtrack – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  24. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Veckans Samlingar - Vecka 2, 10 januari 2014". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Soundtrack – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  26. ^ "2013-11-30 Top 40 Compilation Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  27. ^ Caulfield, Keith (November 27, 2013). "Eminem Is Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 'Marshall Mathers LP 2'". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
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  29. ^ "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]". iTunes (IT). Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
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