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Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5[2]
Consequence of Sound 3/5[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Los Angeles Times 2/5[5]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5[6]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 [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 and Mercury Records on November 19, 2013.

PromotionEdit

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.[8] 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.

SinglesEdit

"Atlas", written and performed by British alternative rock band Coldplay, was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on September 6, 2013.[9] The single charted high in many countries, including a debut at #12 on the UK Singles Chart,[10] 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.[11]

"Elastic Heart", performed by Australian recording artist Sia Furler|Sia, was released as the second single from the soundtrack on October 1, 2013.[12] It has charted on the Australian, UK and New Zealand music charts, the latter mentioned having greater success, peaking at number 8

"We Remain", performed by American singer Christina Aguilera, was released as the third single from the soundtrack on October 1, 2013.[13]

Track listingEdit

Standard edition
No. TitleWriter(s)Artist Length
1. "Atlas (Coldplay song)"  
  • Guy Berryman
  • Jonny Buckland
  • Will Champion
  • Chris Martin
Coldplay 3:56
2. "Silhouettes"  
  • Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir
  • Of Monsters and Men
Of Monsters and Men 4:31
3. "Elastic Heart"  
  • Sia Furler
  • Thomas Wesley Pentz
  • Andrew Swanson
  • Abel Tesfaye
  • Sia Furler
  • The Weeknd
  • Diplo
4:18
4. "Lean"  
  • Matt Berninger
  • Aaron Dessner
The National (band) 4:31
5. "We Remain"  
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Brent Kutzle
  • Ryan Tedder
Christina Aguilera 4:00
6. "Devil May Cry"  
  • Jason Quenneville
  • Tesfaye
The Weeknd 5:23
7. "Who We Are"  
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex da Kid
  • Josh Mosser
Imagine Dragons 4:09
8. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"  
  • Lucas Cantor
  • Chris Hughes (record producer)
Lorde 2:35
9. "Gale Song"  
  • The Lumineers
The Lumineers 3:05
10. "Mirror"  
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Mathieu Jomphe
Ellie Goulding 4:21
11. "Capitol Letter"  Patti SmithPatti Smith 3:33
12. "Shooting Arrows at the Sky"  SantigoldSantigold 3:36

Charts Edit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia 37
Flanders 88
Wallonia 96
BillboardCanada 9
New Zealand 14
Spain 96
Switzerland 66
UK Compilation Albums

(Official Charts Company)[16]

24
Billboard 200[17] 5

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United States 19 November 2013 Digital download Republic Records, Mercury Records
United States 19 November 2013 Compact Disc(Standard) Republic Records B0019019-02
United States 19 November 2013 Compact Disc(Deluxe) Republic Records B0019110-02

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Reviews"]. Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/music/the-hunger-games-catching-fire-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/various-artists. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  2. Phares, Heather. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists"]. AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-hunger-games-catching-fire-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-mw0002585397. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  3. Hakimian, Rob (November 19, 2013). "Album Review: Various Artists – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack". Consequence of Sound. http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/11/album-review-various-artists-the-hunger-games-catching-fire-soundtrack/. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. Catucci, Nick (November 20, 2013). "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack Album Review". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20755131,00.html. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  5. Roberts, Randall (November 19, 2013). "Review: 'Hunger Games' is perfect pop for the PG-13 set". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-hunger-games-album-20131119,0,4541490.story#axzz2lEOyZDAc. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  6. Sheffield, Rob (November 19, 2013). "'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack' Review". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/the-hunger-games-catching-fire-soundtrack-20131119. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  7. "Slant review". http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/original-soundtrack-the-hunger-games-catching-fire.
  8. The "Voice" coach revealed that she recorded "We Remain" for the soundtrack
  9. "New song, Atlas, for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack". Coldplay.com. August 22, 2013. http://coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=1307. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  10. "Archive Chart". UK Singles Chart. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2013-09-21/. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  11. "Coldplay - Atlas (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)(Lyric)". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh3TokLzzmw. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  12. "Elastic Heart (From "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack) [feat. The Weeknd, Diplo: Sia"]. Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Elastic-Heart-From-Hunger-Games/dp/B00FHU3G6I/. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
  13. "We Remain (From "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack): Christina Aguilera". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Remain-From-The-Hunger-Games/dp/B00FHU374Y/. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
  14. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition"]. iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hunger-games-catching-fire/id716926042. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  15. "iTunes - Music - Die Tribute von Panem - Catching Fire (Deluxe Edition) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists"]. https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/die-tribute-von-panem-catching/id717185768?l=en&v0=WWW-EUDE-ITUHOME-TOPMUSIC&ign-mpt=uo%3D2. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  16. "2013-11-30 Top 40 Compilation Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. November 27, 2013. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/4/2013-11-30/. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  17. Caulfield, Keith (November 27, 2013). "Eminem Is Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 'Marshall Mathers LP 2'". Billboard (magazine). http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5800848/eminems-back-at-no-1-with-marshall-mathers-lp-2. Retrieved November 30, 2013.

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