Tuneful Tuesday Is Catching Fire with #coldplay and #sia

It seems like everywhere I turn, people have Catching Fire fever. Even yesterday, at lunch, I overheard folks at another table—all women in their forties, mind you—talking about this movie and the books. Although, I admit that I’m probably the only person in the world who hasn’t read the acclaimed Hunger Game series by Suzanne Collins, I don’t live under a rock (believe it or not). Probably the only thing third in line after the books and the movie in terms of popularlity is the soundtrack. There are some big-time groups making an appearance on this release. Here are a couple of my favs.

This Week I’m Listening To…

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Atlas by Coldplay

I don’t think that anyone will debate I am a huge Coldplay fan. Call me a sucker for singers who play an instrument, but both Chris Martin’s voice and his piano playing drew me in from day one. The band’s last album, Mylo Xyloto, sold over 8 million copies and featured mega-stars such as Rhianna for the Princess of China track. They appear on the Catching Fire soundtrack with Atlas


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Elastic Heart by Sia
Truthfully, I can’t understand why Sia isn’t a household name. Still, whenever I mention her to anyone, I’m met with blank stares. I hope that changes, because Australian-born Sia Furler’s voice manages to be haunting, powerful, and unique—all the things I love to love in a vocalist. Sia has appeared on multiple Twilight soundtracks and release five, albums. If you don’t know Sia, check her out.