The Hunger Games: Playlist

Hunger Games Book CoverFinally forced Dan’s hand and got him to start listening to The Hunger Games Trilogy. I had to wait patiently for him to finish the entire Aubrey-Maturin series – roughly 21 audiobooks.

He started the first book on Wednesday and is now half-way through the second. I put together a playlist of songs at his insistence and we listened to it in the car on the way to the beach for Father’s Day yesterday. We drove my parents in the Prius and since we were all raving about the series, my Dad wanted to listen to the first audiobook.

So yeah – my house is currently inundated with The Hunger Games madness.

Thought I’d share the playlist I put together for the first book. I can’t reveal the second and third until Dan is done with those book because he claims I will include spoiler songs. Which is probably true.

Here is a YouTube video with three clips of the audio tracks. I wanted to include them all, but YouTube and the copyright lawyers took a shit. So, this is my second best option:


1. Magpie to the Morning – Neko Case

2. Let’s Get Lost – Beck and Bats for Lashes

3. Cinder and Smoke – Iron & Wine

4. How to Disappear Completely – Radiohead

5. Burning Girl – Frente!

6. I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen

7. This Place is a Prison – The Postal Service

8. The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance – Vampire Weekend

9. We Are Mice – Azure Ray

10. Run – Leona Lewis (Snow Patrol cover)

11. Lifeboats – Snow Patrol

12. Hunter – Bjork (live – couldn’t find the album version on YouTube)

13. Special Death – Mirah

14. Our Time – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

15. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

16. Politik – Coldplay 

It follows the chronological order of the book and overall the tone is pretty somber/creepy. Pretty similar to the books. There isn’t much hard rock or militancy in this first mix…I tried a few tracks out which upped the tempo and they didn’t jive well with it.

There are some other great compilations out there put together by folks. Almost all of them seem to include Help I’m Alive by Metric which is a personal favorite and alternate to Special Death, but didn’t quite make the cut. In case you’re too lazy to click the link (sometimes it’s just one of those days), here is the video, which is actually a fan-made trailer for the series:

Thinking about putting together a video of the playlist with 30 second audio clips of each song and a corresponding book sample like some of the videos below. We shall see – I still have two other playlists to put together as Dan will most likely be done by the end of the week with all three books.

Not many people articulated in their playlists which books the songs are applicable to. Some are pretty obvious, but I like the structure of separating the books and their emotions out.

So, what’s the verdict? What songs would you include?


Another playlist featuring snippets of songs on YouTube

Playlist with playful tracks and applicable lyrics

YouTube playlist with corresponding book quotes for each track (audio disabled)

– Playlist with audio Parts One and Two

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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

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