MTV’s ‘Catching Fire’ soundtrack wishlist

MTV has compiled another wish list for Catching Fire, this time concerning the soundtrack.  The list is largely fueled by this tweet by We The Kings’ Travis Clark:


I don’t know about you, but I think the soundtrack for the first movie is one of the greatest albums I have ever heard.  I have very high hopes for the next one as well. Here’s who MTV would like to see on the soundtrack.

Florence + The Machine
I’ve been pining for 26-year-old Florence Welch to visit Panem since before the first installment hit theaters in March. The English songstress has such a powerful pair of pipes, and her ethereal ballads lend an air of epic-ness to everything they touch (see: “Snow White and the Huntsman” and the recently released “Beautiful Creatures” trailer). I think we can all agree storytelling doesn’t get much more epic than 24 children battling in a televised death match.

Mumford & Sons
No, this won’t be an entire list of English bands with punctuation marks in the middle of their names. Anyway! The franchise’s first soundtrack leaned heavily on country influences, what with the inclusion of Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and the Secret Sisters. If the film’s music supervisor decides to stick with a similar theme, the rock group’s folk sensibility would be at safe and sound here.

Blake Shelton
Again with the country. Blake Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert and his “The Voice” co-judge Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) both appeared on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack, so he’ll have two artists to ask for tips and advice. Not that he needs to. But still.

Alicia Keys
Guys, her new single is titled “Girl on Fire.” It doesn’t get more fitting than that. Though Keys was not inspired by Suzanne Collins’ dystopian tale (she said as much during an interview with Entertainment Weekly), there’s no denying her collaboration with Nicki Minaj is sufficiently inspiring enough to keep our heroine Katniss Everdeen alive in the arena.

Taylor Swift…Again
Because she can do no wrong.

I think this list is interesting, albeit not really what I imagined.  Although I definitely wouldn’t be surprised if Taylor Swift made an encore appearance. What do you think of We The Kings being a potential contributor to the Catching Fire soundtrack? Let us know who you would like to see make it on to the next soundtrack in the comments section below!

A big, overdue thanks to @HGFiresideChat for alerting much of the fandom to Travis Clark’s tweet yesterday!

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