Hunger Games soundtrack: Surefire hit?

Hunger Games soundtrack: Surefire hit?

Movie soundtracks tend to bring out the very best in pop stars.

For certain artists, the best song they'll ever write in their whole career will be for a movie.

It might be because movies are larger than life, and the songwriter ends up aiming for a similarly epic vibe.

It's probably also because they are presented with a completed narrative and they can extract the juice from it for their own purposes.

The only Eminem song I can stand to listen to is Lose Yourself, which was written for his flick 8 Mile.

Paramore's Decode, written specifically for Twilight, is by far their most exciting work.

I could go on but you probably get the point.

Then there are those songs - some by one-hit wonders - which are hits because of the movies.

Eye Of The Tiger is Survivor's only song to have actually survived over the years.

That said, the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a treasure trove.

Take, for example, Coldplay's new song Atlas for the movie, which opens here Thursday.

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