Here’s the 2nd Music Monday! This time around, we have a special treat that will surely solve your vicious cravings: a playlist of songs specifically tailored for The Hunger Games! Whether you have been a die-hard fan – not literally, of course – of Suzanne Collins’s over-ten-year-old YA dystopian series – as am I – and just want a refresher, or are thinking of getting yourself into it for the first time ever before sinking into the prequel book and eventually its movie adaptation, then look no further for the perfect playlist that spans over all the books of the OG trilogy!
Happy THG-themed track-picking and may the odds be ever in your favor in seeing how these songs fit the themes of the books and the characters so very well…
1. “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. “We Want War” by These New Puritans
3. “Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift
4. “No Light, No Light” by Florence + The Machine
5. “Haunted” by Kelly Clarkson
6. “99 Luftballons” by Nena
7. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel
Now that we’ve gotten the books’ theme songs out of the way, let’s move on to the individual characters’ theme songs…
8. Katniss Everdeen: “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys
9. Peeta Mellark (to Katniss): “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers
10. Gale Hawthorne (to Katniss): “Feelings” by Lauv
11. Haymitch Abernathy: “Cheers (Drink to That)” by Rihanna
12. Effie Trinket: “Fashion” (from Confessions of a Shopaholic) by Sandra Resendes / Lady Gaga
13. President Snow: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
And lastly, this wouldn’t be a full list without a couple of love songs that fit the two main ships of the series!
14. Everlark (Katniss x Peeta): “18” by One Direction
15. Galeniss (Gale x Katniss): “The War Is Over” by Kelly Clarkson
Now, as an additional goodie for your ears that can’t get enough THG-themed tunes, I’ll just leave a YouTube video down below of a THG-inspired song created by JTAN and KOPANO that will surely get you in the inspirational feels!
Bonus: “Heretic” by JTAN & KOPANO
All hail our forever Girl on Fire/Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen…
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