Weekly Chart Notes: 'Hunger Games,' Taylor Swift, Adele
Weekly Chart Notes: 'Hunger Games,' Taylor Swift, Adele

With the premiere of the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" film this week, series diehards have been given an excuse to pore over every detail of the arresting world created by Suzanne Collins. The author deftly showcases the struggle of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old forced to abandon her home and fight for her life in a bloodsport meant to satisfy a post-apocalyptic world. Along the way, she bonds with another "tribute" to the Hunger Games, a smart, tender boy named Peeta Mellark, while pining to be back at home with her best friend, the independent and politically outspoken Gale Hawthorne.

'Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Track-By-Track Review

Collins illustrates these characters so well in her series that we have only one question to ask about them: what would Katniss, Peeta and Gale listen to on their iPods? Check out Billboard.com's custom playlists for the three main characters of "The Hunger Games," with songs that capture each character's inner thoughts and desires.

Katniss Everdeen


The main character of "The Hunger Games" is a strong, independent teenager who must do whatever it takes to survive the annual death match and return home to District 12, her best friend Gale, her mother and her beloved sister, Prim. Katniss must participate in the Hunger Games -- despite her strong objections to the deadly competition -- in order to save her sister from a similar fate, and along the way, develops confusing feelings for Gale and her fellow tribute Peeta.

Play NOW Destiny's Child, "Survivor"

Play NOW Eminem, "Lose Yourself"

Play NOW Florence & The Machine, "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)"

Play NOW Rage Against The Machine, "Killing in the Name"

Play NOW Adele, "Turning Tables"

Play NOW Miranda Lambert, "Gunpowder and Lead"

Play NOW Robyn, "Don't F*cking Tell Me What To Do"

Play NOW David Bowie & Queen, "Under Pressure"

Play NOW Arcade Fire, "Rebellion (Lies)"

Play NOW Big K.R.I.T., "Hometown Hero"

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