The 4 Movie Soundtracks That Soared in 2014 (We're Looking at You, 'Frozen' and 'Hunger Games')

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.

With Frozen, Lorde, and Guardians of the Galaxy leading the way, movie soundtracks ruled in 2014. Read on for four of the biggest:

Released in late 2013, the film’s soundtrack dominated the Billboard 200 well into 2014, spending 13 weeks at No. 1 -- the longest run for a soundtrack since Titanic (16 weeks) in 1998. The LP has sold 3.7 million copies through Nov. 30, according to Nielsen Music.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy
The film’s soundtrack (subtitled Awesome Mix Vol. 1) spent two weeks atop the Billboard 200 in August, becoming the first No. 1 soundtrack composed entirely of previously released music, with all tracks from the ’60s and ’70s, including hits by David Bowie and Tammi Terrell.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Lorde curated the franchise’s third soundtrack, which features buzzy acts like Raury and Tove Lo. The album peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200, but the new single from Lorde herself, “Yellow Flicker Beat,” hit No. 34 on the Dec. 13 Hot 100.

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The Fault In Our Stars
Arranged by Bright Eyes’ Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis, the epic teen drama’s album featured tracks from Ed Sheeran and Lykke Li, and reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200. But best of all, it was the original parent album of Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” which hit No. 8 on the Hot 100.

This article first appeared in the Dec. 20 issue of Billboard.


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