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Can't wait for the Catching Fire soundtrack? Here are 10 picks to listen to in the meantime

There are 15 amazing reasons to be excited for the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack—16 if you count that it means the movie premiere is getting closer and closer! If you thought the first soundtrack’s lineup was amazing, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Featuring everyone from Coldplay to Sia to Christina Aguilera to Imagine Dragons to The Lumineers to Ellie Goulding (and more—there’s more!), we just. Can’t. Wait.


Lucky for us, there are at least 10 more amazing soundtracks you can listen to right now to tide you over. Read on for our picks.


Gnomeo and Juliet

Because…it’s a fun throwback…and hey, the movie was adorable!

Featuring: Elton John, Nelly Furtado and Kiki Dee

Get it here!


Pride and Prejudice

Because…it’s perfectly mellow study music. And it makes us want to learn to play piano.

Featuring: Classical music by Italian composer Dario Marianello

Get it here!


Almost Alice (from Tim Burton’s Alice and Wonderland)

Because…it captures all the whimsicality of the movie.

Featuring: Avril Lavigne, Owl City, All Time Low, Plain White T’s, Franz Ferdinand, Motion City Soundtrack

Get it here!


Frankenweenie Unleashed!

Because…there couldn’t be a better time to hit play on an album inspired by a Halloween flick.

Featuring: Passion Pit, Karen O, Neon Trees, AWOLNATION, Grace Potter, The Flaming Lips

Get it here!


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Because…the songs are straight from the film, letting ya close your eyes and relive the amazing moments with the cast.

Featuring: David Bowie, The Samples, New Order, The Smiths, Sonic Youth

Get it here!


(500) Days of Summer: Music from the Motion Picture

Because…it perfectly captures the quirky, indie vibe of leading lady Zooey Deschanel.

Featuring: Regina Spektor, Black Lips, The Temper Trap, Feist, Wolfmother, She & Him

Get it here!


Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Because…the offbeat tunes perfectly capture the spirit of the movie. And we love that.

Featuring: Vampire Weekend, The Submarines, Shout Out Louds, The Dead 60s, Devendra Banhart

Get it here!


O Brother, Where At Thou?

Because…the folksy, old-school bluegrass songs are a refreshing change from the Top-40 radio hits of today.

Featuring: Allison Krauss, The Whites, James Carter and The Prisoners, The Soggy Bottom Boys

Get it here!


Whip It!

Because…it’s girl power meets punk rock—if roller derby was musical, this is what it would sound like.

Featuring… The Ramones, The Raveonettes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Gotye, The Go! Team

Get it here!


The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond

Because…what, like we’d leave it off our top-10 list?

Featuring: Taylor Swift, Neko Case, Kid Cudi, The Decembrists, The Civil Wars, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, Birdy

Get it here!


What’s your favorite movie soundtrack? Share ‘em in the comments!

published October 03, 2013
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