‘Catching Fire’ Soundtrack Exclusive: Listen To Lorde’s Tears For Fears Cover

The 17-year-old singer gives the 1985 hit some serious teeth for 'Hunger Games.'

Some covers are just tired re-treads of a jam, and some take the original, rend it asunder, and reassemble it as something wholly different — and equally amazing. Lorde’s “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” track — a cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” — does the latter. A preview of that track premieres exclusively Monday (November 11) on MTV News.

Although on the surface a jangly song, Tears For Fears’ 1985 hit is actually pretty dark in theme. “The concept is quite serious — it’s about everybody wanting power, about warfare and the misery it causes,” the band’s Curt Smith said back when the song was released.

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