The release of The Hunger Games movie today (3/23) is shaping up to be a huge event—like $20 million from late night shows on release day huge. The film’s companion soundtrack, titled The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond, hit stores 3/20 and is expected to make a big debut on the sales chart next week. That’s a great thing for Nashville.
The collection combines revered artists from several genres, a move that will no doubt bring in many different types of fans. Several Country and Americana favorites are featured prominently, including the lead single “Safe & Sound” by Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, as well as a solo-billed Miranda Lambert featuring The Pistol Annies, The Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and solo tracks from both Swift and The Civil Wars. Also included are beloved indie rockers The Arcade Fire and The Decemberists, as well as rapper Kid Cudi. Full tracklist is below.
Universal/Beladroit sibling duo The Secret Sisters performed the song “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder” last night (3/22) on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Check out the Sisters’ performance here, which begins at the 38:35 mark.
The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond tracklist:
1. The Arcade Fire – Abraham’s Daughter
2. The Secret Sisters – Tomorrow Will Be Kinder
3. Neko Case – Nothing To Remember
4. Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars – Safe & Sound
5. Kid Cudi – The Ruler and the Killer
6. The Punch Brothers – Dark Days
7. The Decemberists – One Engine
8. Carolina Chocolate Drops – One Engine
9. The Civil Wars – Kingdom Come
10. Glen Hansard – Take The Heartland
11. Maroon 5 feat. Rozzi Crane – Come Away To The Water
12. Miranda Lambert feat. Pistol Annies – Run Daddy Run
13. Jayme Dee – Rules
14. Taylor Swift – Eyes Open
15. The Low Anthem – Lover Is Childlike
16. Birdy – Just A Game