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Lorde answered some questions about the 'Mockingjay' soundtrack on Twitter

In case you hadn’t heard, Lorde curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which is this small indie film about a girl who plays with her food and has birds for pets. And because Lorde has started releasing a few of the songs from the upcoming film, she decided it was time for a Twitter Q&A with her fans.

Here’s what we learned:

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Ariana Grande somehow sneaks a club jam onto the 'Mockingjay' soundtrack

First, Lorde releases a cover of Bright Eyes’ “Ladder Song,” and now, on a very different note, Ariana Grande has added a dance track to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 soundtrack.

The song, titled “All My Love” pairs Grande with Major Lazer for an upbeat song that doesn’t quite fit with the tempo of the rest of what’s been released from the Mockingjay soundtrack. Unless Katniss finds herself in a dance club at any point, there’s a good chance this song could be more of a credits-sequence deal. Then again, who said District 13 doesn’t know how to party? Oh, that’s right—everyone.

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Lorde covers Bright Eyes in new, very emotional 'Mockingjay' song

In a new song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde covers Bright Eyes’ “Ladder Song.” The slow jam sets a fairly melancholy mood with talk of traitors and people who used to be “friends of mine.”

With that in mind, the song could very easily lend itself to a Katniss-Peeta moment, among other options. Regardless, based on the song’s tempo, the odds are definitely in favor of the moment being an emotional one. (Read: Expect tears.)

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Listen to Kanye West's eerie rework of Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” released in September, was already dramatic. Then it got an eerie makeover by Kanye West for the Hunger Games soundtrack.

Lorde curated the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack, and it includes “Yellow Flicker Beat” and West’s rework of the track, which appeared on the Kiwi singer’s YouTube Monday. The original sounds like it’s ripped straight from Pure Heroine; West’s version retains that sound while also giving it a darker, ominous feel.
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Watch Lorde's new music video for 'Yellow Flicker Beat' from 'The Hunger Games'

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The video for Lorde’s Hunger Games lead single, “Yellow Flicker Beat” is here, and yes, she dances. A lot.

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The Lorde-curated 'Hunger Games' soundtrack features Chvrches, Charli XCX, more

When news broke that Lorde would be curating the Hunger Games soundtrack, expectations were high: The 17-year-old broke out in 2013 with “Royals” and has been releasing hit after hit from her debut album ever since. But now the soundtrack’s tracklist is out, and it doesn’t disappoint.

CHVRCHES, Charli XCX, Tinashe, Bat for Lashes, and Lorde herself are among the artists featured on the 14-track album. Songs include Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” a single she premiered in September, and The Chemical Brothers’ “This Is Not a Game,” which began floating around on the internet Monday. READ FULL STORY

Chemical Brothers, Lorde, and Miguel team up for new 'Hunger Games' track

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Lorde has been busy curating the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which now includes a Chemical Brothers song titled “This is Not a Game” featuring Miguel and Lorde herself.

“This is Not a Game” is a ready-for-radio pop track, complete with Lorde’s dark vocals interrupting every so often to proclaim, “There it is,” and a moment of calm during the bridge that’s quickly ruined by frantic synths. The track first premiere on Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 Radio Show and is available to listen at Billboard. READ FULL STORY

Coldplay debut 'Hunger Games' song 'Atlas' via elaborate lyric video: Watch it here

Three things the internet is definitely not tired of yet — Coldplay, The Hunger Games, and high-production lyric videos — have all converged in the form of “Atlas,” the band’s new song written specifically for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The just-released visual is an intense affair set on an astral plane, full of all sorts of Olympian imagery designed to get you excited for Katniss’ return to the big screen this November. Will it work? Find out now:

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New Coldplay song to be featured in 'Catching Fire'

The first Hunger Games soundtrack snagged Grammy-nominated contributions from some of music’s heaviest hitters — including Arcade Fire, Neko Case, The Decemberists, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift.

Now it’s looking like the sequel may be just as big: Coldplay announced today that they’ll be debuting a new song on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The song is called “Atlas.” Here’s a page with its scribbled lyrics, courtesy of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin:

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Album sales: 'Hunger Games' becomes first soundtrack since 'Michael Jackson' to top chart

When an album reaches the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week, there’s only One Direction it can go.

After making history as the first artists to have their debut album bow at No.1, the British boy band One Direction ceded the top spot this week to the star-packed Hunger Games soundtrack.

Dubbed as a “companion” to the Jennifer Lawrence-led cinematic juggernaut (most of the songs don’t actually appear in the film), the album sold a whopping 175,000 copies, becoming the first theatrical soundtrack to debut atop the chart since Michael Jackson’s This Is It back in 2009.

Of course, the Hunger Games soundtrack was certainly bolstered by its enviable roster of artists, which includes Taylor Swift, the Arcade Fire, and Maroon 5 — just to name a few. The movie itself grossed $155 million in its first weekend.

So how steeply did One Direction’s Up All Night fall? The album clocked in at No. 4 with 55,000 units moved (a 69 percent drop from last week’s 175,000) — bested by, yep, Adele’s 21 (No. 2, with 130,000) and the Shins’ Port of Morrow (which debuted at No. 3, with 75,000).

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