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My Hunger Games Movie Soundtrack

Updated on December 26, 2011

Music can make a movie. It can set the scene, complete unspoken thoughts, and make you feel like the characters in a story. There has been a lot of discussion on the cast for The Hunger Games. Almost as important as the actors in the movie are the songs. What songs come to mind as you read the books? I have a few that came right away and some that I had to search for. This is my soundtrack. It is a work in progress and I will add to it as I hear awesome suggestions and as I hear fitting songs. Let the games begin.

The Whole Series Theme Song - Uprising, Muse

This is my pick for the whole series. It talks about rebellion. Perfect for the whole series. I also really like Butterflies and Hurricanes.  They could use that specifically for The Hunger Games and I'd be happy.  Muse is great at putting meaningful and interesting words to awesome music.

"They will not control us. We will be victorious."

Katniss and Prim - Sister of Night, Depeche Mode

This song is perfect for Katniss and Prim. It can represent so many levels of their relationship and the story. It has to be the acoustic version.  To make it more current it would be cool if someone like Paramore covered it.  This version could also be left as is.

"But the cold light of day
Will give the game away"

On the Train to the Games - Only Time, Enya

I like the remix of this song. I think it would be great music for the train ride to the Capital. This song is perfect when thinking about what's to come and realizing whatever it is there's nothing much you can do about some things except wait for them to happen.

"Who can say when the roads meet,
That love might be,
In your heart."



Getting made up with the prep teams and pictures of the capitol

So one of my awesome readers named Shelia suggested this song.  I had heard it, but I didn't know the lyrics.  I think it's perfect for when Katniss and Peeta are being made up by their prep teams.  They could show clips of that and just scenes of the Capitol and the people in the capitol.   Good call Shelia!

Katniss training for the Games - Me Against the World, Simple Plan

Wow, the lyrics are so great for this movie. Really this song could apply to all the victors as they are training and preparing for the games.  It will be interesting to see the Capital and the training center.  I hope they don't cut too much out.  The books aren't horrendously long.

" We're not gonna be just a part of their game. We're not gonna be just the victims."

Entering the Arena - I Love Playing With Fire, Joan Jett

This is for when Katniss and Peeta are entering the arena all lit up. I love the edginess of this song. This scene needs to be a little more up beat like, yeah we're gonna kick your butts!

" Acting tough with looks that kill. You got me going and I can't sit still."

Entering the Arena - Come Out and Play, Offspring

I love this song for the movie! It plays on the idea of children fighting and the animosity between the districts. Read the lyrics to this song. They are so relevant when you really think about the Games and what happens in them.

"Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate. Your gonna tie your own rope, tie your own roe, tie your rope."

Katniss and Peeta - Before the Dawn, Evanescence

This song could be used through out the movie for Katniss and Peeta. It's so sad and sweet. They could use it several places. In the cave, on the train, then they could do a reprise right before they're about to eat the berries.  I can't find it on any of their albums.  There was a site that said it was from a demo?  It's a beautiful song though! 

" Meet me after dark again and I'll hold you..."

Peeta - The Scientist, Cold Play

Peeta

This song is for the end when Peeta figures out it was all a show for the cameras. Poor Peeta.  It really show the complexity of the whole situation.  He was trying to figure out how to play the game  to save Katniss the whole time, and then he believed that everything between them was completely real only to be disappointed.  I just love this song anyway though.

" Nobody said it was easy. It's such a shame for us to part."

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

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      Shayla 5 years ago

      Enough by Disturbed! I know that the movie out now, but hey, we can dream. Part of the lyrics there are "...daughters half to die..." so I thought it was fitting.

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Awesome! Great songs!

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      Weronica 5 years ago

      I love the songs you picked out for The Hunger Games, and i think that this is a few songs that fits the books like perfect .. :

      -Love the way you lie ( Part 2) ~ Rihanna feat. Eminem.

      "But you'll always be my hero, even though you've lost your mind.." Absolutely Katniss in Mockingjay.. !

      - Without you ~ David Guetta, Usher.. Katniss and Peeta !

      - The Cave ~ Mumford & sons

      - Smooth Criminal ~ Michael Jackson .. Finnick and Annie

      - My Immortal - Evanscence

      And Coldplay have Up in flames and Us against the world . Thats some of my " The Hunger Games " Songs :P

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Glad you enjoyed it. I love the new song they have released with Taylor Swift! The soundtrack is gonna be good!

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      Larissa 5 years ago

      This should all tide me over at least until the movie comes out... :-D Thanks for all the suggestions!

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Here's the latest soundtrack news if you haven't seen it.

      http://news.yahoo.com/taylor-swift-t-bone-burnett-...

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      Martha 5 years ago

      Daughtry- Who's They

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      Rocky 5 years ago

      For Peeta Yours To Hold by Skillet is a good choice

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6uiijYqXnI

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      Rocky 5 years ago

      I think No Matter What by Papa Roach could be good

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPgIpixhM7s

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      YES! That rocks! I love Adele.

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      Rohara 5 years ago

      I would love to hear the song, "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele. It has so many parts in it that reflect Katniss and Peeta early discoveries of each other and it would be perfect for the first or second movie! I hope it makes it! I love all the other choices that have been submitted as well. Can't wait for the movie.

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Ooooooohhhhh.....good one!

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      Amy 6 years ago

      WE FOUND LOVE by Rihanna, for sure!!!!!!

      I love The Hunger Games! And even though I am near 40 and preferr Johnny Cash, the first I heard this song I already had the movie in my head. It is as if the artist created the music specifically for this movie...

      The lyrics:

      Yellow diamonds in the light

      And we’re standing side by side

      As your shadow crosses mine

      What it takes to come alive

      It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny

      But I’ve gotta let it go

      We found love in a hopeless place

      We found love in a hopeless place

      We found love in a hopeless place

      We found love in a hopeless place

      Shine a light through an open door

      Love and life I will divide

      Turn away cause I need you more

      Feel the heartbeat in my mind

      It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny

      But I’ve gotta let it go

      We found love in a hopeless place

      We found love in a hopeless place

      We found love in a hopeless place

      We found love in a hopeless place

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      katie 6 years ago

      IRIDESCENT BY LINKIN PARK FOR THE HUNGER GAMES!

      UPRISING BY MUSE FOR CATCHING FIRE!

      LET THE FLAMES BEGIN BY PARAMORE FOR MOCKINGJAY!

      best songs EVER!

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      sara 6 years ago

      i like these songs,but i really wish we gon run this town tonight by rihanna,jay-z,and kanye west was on here.thats like the PERFECT song for the hunger games.

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      AnnieLuvsCandy 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      THESE SONGS PWN.

      I love Death and All His Friends! Who's with me?

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      AnnieLuvsCandy 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      My friend says hi. Im at the computer lab at school!

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      That's sounds so cool! I'm gonna look that up tomorrow. Thanks!!!

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      AnnieLuvsCandy 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Another song that would be cool for the HG would be Death and All His Friends by Coldplay! Its perfect for shots of Peeta, like, they can show Peeta stealing looks at Katniss. Check out these lyrics!

      All winter we got carried away

      Over on the rooftops, lets get married.

      All summer we just hurried

      So come over just be patient and don't worry.(x3)

      And don't worry.

      Try

      Try

      Try

      Try

      No I don't want to battle from beginning to end

      I don't want to cycle or recycle revenge

      I don't want to follow death and all of his friends.

      No I don't want to battle from beginning to end

      i don't want to cycle or recycle revenge

      I don't want to follow death and all of his friends

      And in the end

      We lie awake and we dream of making our escape

      And in the end

      We lie awake and we dream of making our escape.

      AWESOME SONG!!!!!

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Isn't it awesome!? Haunted is cool too.

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      AnnieLuvsCandy 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      OMG THE SCIENTIST IS LIKE, MY FAVOURITE SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      me 6 years ago

      i think the song haunted by taylor swift wouldbe good for rue's death.

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Wow, this is cool? Or wow you have to much time on your hands? :D

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      BeautifulAngelfromAbove 6 years ago

      wow all i can say is WOW

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Awesome song!

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      I wish!!!! LOL!!! That would be really awesome.

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      musicblare 6 years ago

      Thsnk you. :) And I have a question for you. Do you get to actually help with the movie and soundtrack and stuff? Cuz that would be so cool!!! :D

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      VERY cool song! It's perfect for the movie!

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      musicblare 6 years ago

      I Will Not Bow could be in the arena when they first start or later on, but i think it belongs in the arena because of the fast tempo it has. Kind of like a fighting song ya know?

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      musicblare 6 years ago

      Hello again. I was just listening to a song today and I think it would work wonders in Catching Fire cuz of everything that happens with the Districts and the Capitol(sorry dont wanna ruin anything for anyone that hasn't read it yet). The song is I will not bow by Breaking Benjamin. :) Must listen to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwFe6okyUw

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Wow! So cool. I think the sound of the music is pretty good. It's not too far off from the type I would think would fit into the movie.

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      Alice Foessblad 6 years ago

      This song reminds me so much of when rue dies, the lyrics is so fantastic I can almost believe this song was MADE for that!

      listen to this part of the text:

      "

      Dear little sister,they took your joyful smile

      lady of winter,grant her a ray of light

      feel me, tell me,take my hand and fly

      in the shadow where your hopes are lying

      where your stolen beauty forever cries"

      Lost in cold dreams – Rhapsody

      And please give it a try, forget about the genre the music is in, because this song is so amazing.

      And By the way, ALL their songs connects very great while reading the hunger games, ALL songs! Because his voice reminds me of Peeta and the lyrics of Katniss and the melody of, hunger games.

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the suggestions!

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      musicblare 6 years ago

      Thanks for taking my suggestionsinto account. :)

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      I have this on the cast list page. It's an awesome video isn't it?! I have been out of town so I still need to listen to some of the awesome suggestions!

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      musicblare 6 years ago

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_jw3z68TW0

      I just found this. You HAVE to watch it. :) It is almost exactly how I imagined this scene, while I was reading the book. These girls are PERFECT for the parts of Rue and Katniss and the music portrays the scene very well. Take a look. I've never seen these girls in any other movies, but I think serious consideration should be thought about for these girls to get the parts. :D

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Oooohhh....I have stuff to do this morning, but I'll be back to listen to all these great songs! Yay! I'm excited!

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      musicblare 6 years ago

      The URL is of a song apparently off District 9 and it's kinda of a sad song, which idk if it could be used but its good background. Check it out! I also think Bring Me To Life by Evanescence would be a great song to use as well. :) Here's a few more: In The End by Linkin Park, Numb by Linkin Park(GREAT GREAT SONG!), and Welcome To My Life by Simple Plan(not the best song to fit but it kinda does). I have another suggestion. Well idk if you've seen the show 24, but there's a lot of action scenes throughout the series and I mean A LOT. Well I looked up the tv shows music composer and he is a genius in making music, so I think he could really be helpful if he was the music composer for the Hunger Games Series. His name is Sean Callery.

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      musicblare 6 years ago

      Crawling in the dar by Hoobastank! Definitely could be used in the arena.

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you!

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      yellowsubmarine 6 years ago

      You have some really great song choices on here! You are soooo good at choosing songs that really fit. I can definitely imagine these songs somewhere in the Hunger Games movie! I really like Only Time, Me Against the World, Come Out and Play, and Uprising! They would work so well in the movie, it would be perfect! :) Great choices!

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks!!! I LOVE good music! :D

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      averagewriterLOL 6 years ago

      Thankyou. BTW, your picks above (especialy Victorious) are perfect! You are really good at this.

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      I love the first song!!!! I can see both of them in the movie. GREAT picks!!!

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      averagewriterLOL 6 years ago

      I have two recomendations.

      #1- therapy, by all time low

      #2- Sick little games, all time low

      I don't really know when they could be used but "#1" (in my opinion) would fit like a death, sad, or maybe hopeless part, IDK.

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      That is a beautiful song! I think it would work well for Catching Fire when they're spending that day on the roof. Awesome choice!

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      MissE 6 years ago from Texas

      I haven't heard that one! I will definitely check it out first thing tomorrow!

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      casey  6 years ago

      Re.: We Are Broken from Paramore

      (soundtrack -http://ezone4u.blogspot.com/2008/08/paramore-we-ar...

      I hope they gonna pick this song as the theme song

      for The Hunger Games Movie.

      'We Are Broken', is like another version of Decode,

      not punk pop though, but more emo and soul rock.

      However, I can imagine Katniss(aka in my mind, Kaya Scodelario) on the entry's verse. She was laying in solitude in the middle of woods, check out the below lyrics>>>

      Then, 'Your Arms like towers' is meant for Peeta(aka in my dream, Ryan Donowho (a Texas actor) - who is the protector of katniss.. (uhh, how touching)

      (We Are Broken; Paramore from Riot Album)

      I am outside

      And I've been waiting for the sun

      With my wide eyes

      I've seen worlds that don't belong

      My mouth is dry with words I cannot verbalize

      Tell me why we live like this

      Keep me safe inside

      Your arms like towers

      Tower over me

      Yeah

      Cause we are broken

      What must we do to restore

      Our innocence

      And oh, the promise we adored

      Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

      Lock the doors

      Cause I like to capture this voice

      it came to me tonight

      So everyone will have a choice

      And under red lights

      I'll show myself it wasn't forged

      We're at war

      We live like this

      Keep me safe inside

      Your arms like towers

      Tower over me

      Cause we are broken

      What must we do to restore

      Our innocence

      And oh, the promise we adored

      Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

      Tower over me

      Tower over me

      And I'll take the truth at any cost

      Cause we are broken

      What must we do to restore

      Our innocence

      And oh, the promise we adored

      Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

      I am outside

      And I've been waiting for the sun

      With my wide eyes

      I've seen worlds that don't belong

      My mouth is dry with words I cannot verbalize

      Tell me why we live like this

      Keep me safe inside

      Your arms like towers

      Tower over me

      Yeah

      Cause we are broken

      What must we do to restore

      Our innocence

      And oh, the promise we adored

      Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

      Lock the doors

      Cause I like to capture this voice

      it came to me tonight

      So everyone will have a choice

      And under red lights

      I'll show myself it wasn't forged

      We're at war

      We live like this

      Keep me safe inside

      Your arms like towers

      Tower over me

      Cause we are broken

      What must we do to restore

      Our innocence

      And oh, the promise we adored

      Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

      Tower over me

      Tower over me

      And I'll take the truth at any cost

      Cause we are broken

      What must we do to restore

      Our innocence

      And oh, the promise we adored

      Give us life again cause we just wanna be whole

      [ These are We Are Broken Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]

      Tell me how you feel, casey@fcm.com.my)

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      casey 6 years ago

      Re.: Gaspard Ulliel is the best Gale Hawthorne?

      Isn’t that obvious? See photo (http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/victor082...

      http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=gaspard+ulliel...

      Gaspard Ulliel may not be popular in Hollywood entertainment, but do not underestimate this dude acting ability. Almost flawless.

      I have seen Gaspard in Hannibal Rising, he totally made me believe him as the character in the movie.

      I seriously think Gary Ross should get Gaspard Ulliel into the movie as Gale Hawthorne. It turned the rivalry between Peeta and Gale more more and more exciting!

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      casey 6 years ago

      RE: PANEMTAUR THEME SONG

      I’m not exactly Selena Gomez’s fans but I seriously think one of her songs,

      A Year Without Rain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxkb_gk7XHk

      (soundtrack)

      http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/selenagomezthescene...

      (lyrics)

      This can be the theme song of The Hunger Games Movie. When I first heard the song, I felt like being transported into the world of Panem,

      where the pair of main protagonists, Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen right there standing on battlefield,

      facing each other.

      The lyrics, pop-techno futuristic tune really gets me into the mood of the romance of those two! Trust me..

      Casey

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      Shiella 7 years ago

      CLOCKS!!! By Cold Play that is! Awesome song idk for which scene but great song!

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      MissE 7 years ago from Texas

      Paramore is cool. That songs really good. It kinda fits. I'm not sure where though. Thanks for all the ideas. I love hearing new, good music. Well, new to me!

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      Shiella 7 years ago

      A good song might be for a pessimist I'm pretty optimistic by Paramore and another thing the Joan Jett song I love playing with fire I love that song I first heard it when I watched the movie the runaways btw great movie when Kristen Stewart sang it and I liked her singing it it's my fav song in the whole movie but then I heard the original version and loved it it's awesome great picks oh and thanks for addin my song request!

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      Sophie 7 years ago

      I thought of "Come Out And Play" by The Offspring for the Hunger Games movie too. :) I also think that Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 (I believe Paramore also made a version of the song)would be perfect for the movie as a whole. Look it up if you haven't heard it. :)

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      MissE 7 years ago from Texas

      That is a really cool song. I always picture this scene to be more bitter sweet with a slower song. Hmmmm.......I really like that song though. I need to think about which scene I'd like it for. Thanks!

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      Heather 7 years ago

      "World Spins Madly On" by the Weepies. MUST be in the movie. Heard it first when I was reading the book. Every time I think of the scene in the cave with the weeping walls and Peeta and Katniss's quiet moment...this song runs through my head.