Jennifer Lawrence set to enter UK singles chart with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One’ track

'The Hanging Tree' is currently at Number 29 in the midweek chart

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is set to enter the UK singles chart this week with ‘The Hanging Tree’, taken from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One.

The track was originally written by The Lumineers, but is sung by Lawrence in the film.

The track, which is separate to the film’s official soundtrack, is currently at Number 29 on the midweek charts.


The film soundtrack itself has been curated by Lorde, who has pulled together artists including Chvrches, Kanye West and Charli XCX to contribute. Lorde’s own original track ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ is also included.

Meanwhile, Lawrence – who has never previously worked in music – recently said that The Hunger Games franchise could extend past the next film, which will see the original trilogy of novels concluded.

“Everybody is thinking about [expanding the franchise], and talking about it,” Lawrence said. “I just think that one has to go into that world carefully. A huge part of what makes the stories great is that it was really built upon this idea of the consequence of war, and you have an amazing character like Katniss at the centre of it. To just say, ‘Oh, we’re still in the Hunger Games world’ is really risky.”

Elsewhere in the UK charts, Band Aid 30 is being challenged for the Number One spot by Take That, who released their new single ‘These Days’ on Monday (November 24).


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