Is Lorde’s ‘Catching Fire’ Track An 80’s Cover?

The 16-year-old singer puts her own spin on 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World.'

“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” — Lorde’s contribution to the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” soundtrack — might seem like a song that the 16-year-old musician would pen, but in actuality, it’s a cover of Tears For Fears’ 1985 hit.

When the “Catching Fire” soundtrack listing appeared last week, outlets speculated that the Lorde song was a cover. Now, MTV News has confirmation from the “Hunger Games” team that Ella Yelich-O’Connor has, indeed, done her own spin on the New Wave classic.

Although the song quite handily fits into Lorde’s obsession with royals — with the whole “rule the world” line — it’s also the perfect accompaniment to a film about an oppressive government obsessed with wealth and image.

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