It is a well-known fact for any Jennifer Lawrence fan that she hates singing and claims that she can’t sing. Whether she can sing or not is up to you but there’s no denying the fact that The Hanging Tree has become a commercial success – with over one million digital downloads and with it debuting at number 12 in the Billboard Top 100.
And, naturally, with successful songs come a whole plethora of talented musicians creating remixes and mash-ups. Famously, the Rebel Remix, which you have likely heard on the radio, has received a whole load of bad rep by fans for sounding very upbeat and adding a dance track (which many fans compared this to what the Capitol would do) and therefore losing the sombre and poignant meaning to the original.
Call me a Capitolist or not, I went scouring for some of the best Hanging Tree remixes and mash-ups for your listening pleasure… (or criticism).
1. Lorde & Jennifer Lawrence – The Tennis Tree (Mashup)
Here Fads Mashups has managed to combine the background track of Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court’ and ‘The Hanging Tree’ vocals into a flawless mashup.
2. “The Hanging Tree” + “I See Fire” Cover
ALERT! ALERT! FANDOM COLLISION!
Here we go old-school with a vocal mashup of Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’ for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and The Hunger Games’ ‘The Hanging Tree’. Fabulous.
mmmmm them vocals
3. The Hunger Games – Hanging Tree (Stanwell Tropical Remix)
This one has more of a summer-y, ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer feel than the others. If you like dance, summer beats then this may be for you. The juxtaposition of the lyrics and the beat does give it a strange touch.
4. The Hunger Games – Hanging tree Epic Remix (Peter Alta)
One of the less club beat-y type remixes this remix manages to maintain that mystical vibe and does, in fact, sound epic.
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This one has to be my **~~ favourite ~~** of them all. AnDyWuMUSICLAND mixes The Hanging Tree, hit song Chandelier, and two Ellie Goulding tracks: Burn and My Blood into absolute perfection.
(p.s. you should check out his other remixes because they are 👌👌👌👌👌👌)
What do you think? Can any of them beat the original? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.