Songs from Movies Based on Books

Friday, October 3, 2014

When a movie based on a book comes out, two things usually happen: social media becomes filled to the brim with pictures and release dates, and singles based on the movie (based on the book) are released on iTunes.

It's always fun for me to investigate songs from up and coming movie adaptations of books, especially ones that I've read and loved over the years. These days, popular and/or new artists put together neat tracks that attempt to capture the spirit of the book and/or movie.

Sometimes, these songs wind up standing alone from the work they're based on/written for, and it's cool to see how popular these songs get. (E.g.: "I love this song!" "It's from that movie." "That one? I read that book! You'd love it!")

Some of these songs that I'm featuring have great religious significance, too, which is really cool. :)

So, without further ado, here are my favorite songs from movie adaptations of books. :)

Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat" - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Charli XCX - "Boom Clap" - The Fault in Our Stars

Sia - "Elastic Heart" - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Ed Sheeran - "I See Fire" - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Rebecca St. James - "Lion" - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Regina Spektor - "The Call" - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

What's your favorite song from a movie based on a book, or from a movie in general? Let me know in the comments! :)

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