Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games Song Has Gone Platinum
If you don’t know anything about “The Hanging Tree,” here’s what you need to know: It’s a song composed for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 by James Newton Howard and it features Jennifer Lawrence on vocals. It’s a creepy-as-hell take on classic Americana murder ballads whose lyrics originally appeared in the book, but were tweaked and set to music by the Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. This song also got a popular “rebel remix” for radio. I suppose that author Suzanne Collins will be stoked that her debut single went platinum today, selling over one million digital copies. The song has been in the Top 5 iTunes sales bracket in over 75 countries, and held the #2 spot on Spotify’s viral chart soon after its release. When the song was released back in December, it debuted at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Listen to “The Hanging Tree” below.