The Hunger Games Soundtrack Sells 500,000 Copies, Certified Gold by The RIAA

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that the Hunger Games companion album, Songs From District 12 and Beyond, has been certified Gold for selling more than 500 000 copies in the United States. The album sold this amount in just one month.

Syco Records band One Direction’s “Up All Night,” Mercury Nashville legend Lionel Richie’s first record in five years “Tuskegee” and the Universal Republic soundtrack to popular post-apocalyptic film “The Hunger Games” each sold more than 500,000 copies to earn timely golden awards in April.

Do you own it? What’s your favorite song?


Behind The Hunger Games Soundtrack with producer Greg Wells

The man behind The Hunger Games SoundtrackGreg Wells, takes us into the development process used to create the music behind the blockbuster. Greg talks with PopMatters about collaborating with T. Bone Burnett, his favorite song on the album and more! Take a look!

As for the The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond, “It was T-Bone’s idea to bring in another producer that was more in line with Top 40 radio, which sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not,” Wells says. “But I made it to the top of his list of who he should talk to.” The first task Burnett gave Wells was creating a version of the Taylor Swift/Civil Wars song, “Safe and Sound”, that would be different than the version on the soundtrack, and more appropriate for Top 40 radio.

Hunger Games Songs from District 12 and BeyondWells explains, “[Burnett] said, ‘I’m not going to come watch you work, I’m not going to sit over your shoulder. I think you should just take these vocals and take this main acoustic guitar track, and just do what feels right to you. When you feel like the cake is baked, or baked enough, I’ll come by your studio and give it a listen.’

“So that’s exactly what I did, I just followed my nose. And that’s pretty much what I do with whoever I’m working with. I try not to overthink things, I just sort of lead with my gut feeling. Continue reading

The Hunger Games Soundtrack and Original Score Available Now!

The Hunger Games Companion AlbumSongs from District 12 and Beyond has already been released. But now you can buy all of The Hunger Games albums!

The Hunger Games Original Score is now on sale at the Official Online Store for $13.98 for the CD, $11.98 for the digital album.

The Hunger Games Limited Collector’s Edition Sountrack is for sale, a physical CD for $17.98

New music from Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars and more! INCLUDES MOVIE POSTER & SET of 9 EXCLUSIVE HUNGER GAMES TRADING CARDS. CD unlocks EXCLUSIVE bonus song – “Deep In The Meadow (Lullaby)”.

You can purchase The Hunger Games music here!

Listen to “Farewell” from the Hunger Games Original Movie Soundtrack

Listen to “Farewell” – the song from the Hunger Games Original Movie Soundtrack which is featured in the opening and the Hob scenes of “The Hunger Games”.

Written by Evgueni Galperine
Performed by Evgueni Galperine and Mariana Tootsie
Courtesy of Mathieu Gerault

Listen to Kid Cudi’s Song ‘The Ruler & The Killer’ from Hunger Games Soundtrack

Listen to ‘Run Daddy Run’ by Miranda Lambert and The Pistol Annies from the Hunger Games Soundtrack

Here is the full song of “Run Daddy Run” by Miranda Lambert and The Pistol Annies on The Hunger Games Soundtrack “Songs from District 12 and Beyond”. Enjoy!

Listen to ‘Love and Hate’ by Santiago Laserna & Beba Cespedes from the Hunger Games Soundtrack

Listen to The Decemberists “One Engine” from the Hunger Games Soundtrack

The Decemberists new song “One Engine” is on The Hunger Games Companion Album. And you can listen to it now right here!

Listen to Taylor Swift’s ‘Eyes Open’ from the Hunger Games Soundtrack

Taylor Swift’s track, “Eyes Open”, from the Hunger Games Soundtrack is now available to listen to, along with the lyrics.

What do you think of the song? Does this fit with what we have heard already?