Mockingjay: Playlist

Mockingjay Book Cover

Here are the first two in case you forgot. 🙂

The Hunger Games Playlist

Catching Fire Playlist (UPDATED w/ Adele and Muse!)

The tempo here stays pretty consistent with the mood of revolution and war. Until around song 13, when the entire book changes. At least for me. Probably for you as well. We all know what happens. So yeah *spoiler alert* for this entire playlist.

ALSO: Made some alterations to the Catching Fire list and added a few songs. I blame this entirely on So You Think You Can Dance for introducing me to the Turning Tables song by Adele. Then I started scouting up applicable Adele songs – and found some excellent Florence + The Machine tracks.

Here’s the last video:

Which some of you will note there are TWO of in this particular playlist. This breaks the cardinal rule of creating playlists – you should not have multiple songs by the same artists. Really though – should I be blamed if they make awesome and fitting songs? Don’t think so.

1. Deep Red Bells – Neko Case*

Katniss returns to District 12. Again. *Many of you will have noted a Neko Case song kicks off every playlist. Firstly because she’s awesome. Secondly because her haunting country-twang fits the coal-mining District 12 so aptly. Thirdly, she will be in town in early July and I will be there with bells on. That is all. 🙂

2. Fair – Remy Zero 

Peeta is revealed to be alive in the Capitol.

3. Bird Song – Florence + The Machine 

Katniss agrees to become the Mockingjay (really, does she have any either choice?)

4. You and Whose Army – Radiohead

Katniss participates in rebellion.

5. Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

Peeta’s mind is hijacked by the Capitol. Attempted murder and angst ensues.

6. Born Free – M.I.A.

*This video is quite disturbing* But pretty in-line with The Hunger Games in a lot of ways. And this song echoes Katniss sentiments of being free from the Capitol.

7. Wrecking Ball – Interpol

Peeta makes slow recovery.

8. Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons

An apology from Katniss? We may never know…

9. Army of Me – Bjork

Katniss starts military training.

10. Down Rodeo – Rage Against The Machines

Entering the Capitol and their trap laced streets.

11. Soldier On – The Temper Trap 

Losing friends in battle.

12. Set Fire to the Rain – Adele 

On the steps of President Snow’s mansion.

13. Into Dust – Mazzy Star 

What comes after.

14. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence + The Machine 


15. Hey, Snow White – The New Pornographers 

What comes after.

16. Turn To Stone – Ingrid Michaelson 

An ending.

Had to keep at least a few of them vague – I’m not trying to be super spoilery! 

Putting these lists together has been one of the highlights of my week. Whether or not anyone else enjoys them or finds them useful, it’s been a fun talking point with Dan as he is introduced to the books. We’ve spent many car rides debating whose perspective the song is from and where it actually fits in the story (or if it fits at all). It was also nice to skim over the books again and re-acquaint myself with the story.

Hope this inspires you all to do the same – for the first, second or third time. 🙂 


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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.

3 responses to “Mockingjay: Playlist”

  1. Joana says :

    Your playlists are amazing. 🙂

    • tinyheroes says :

      Why thank you – glad to see someone else approves. I keep mentally deleting and adding new tracks as I hear new songs and music. I’m curious – do you have any other tracks you would add or delete or substitute?

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