Hear Lorde Sing “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” for The Hunger Games

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Nov. 12 2013 11:45 AM

Lorde Sings “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” for The Hunger Games

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The soundtrack for the second Hunger Games movie comes out a week from today, and contributions from Coldplay and The National have already hit the Web. But for my money the best track so far is this one from Lorde, which premiered in preview form on the MTV site yesterday. There are only 90 seconds of music here (so far?), but the track sounds fairly complete as is—and while it doesn’t top the great original, it does memorably reinvent it.

And in case you haven’t heard them yet, “Lean” by The National and “Atlas” by Coldplay are below.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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