Swift thanks her fans for helping her make the 'Hunger Games' soundtrack, which features The Civil Wars, No. 1 single on the digital song chart
Taylor Swift is celebrating Christmas by scoring another No. 1 single. The country music beauty tops iTunes Songs chart with her latest single "Safe & Sound", which features The Civil Wars and serves as a soundtrack for highly-anticipated movie "The Hunger Games".
Re-tweeting the Civil Wars's tweet which informed people about the No. 1 single, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter quickly wrote a thank-you note to her fans. "I'm also counting this as another beautiful Christmas gift.. Thank you for making 'Safe & Sound' the #1 song," she enthused.
Another thing that Swift celebrated over the weekend was that she got more than 10 million followers on the micro-blogging site. She excitedly wrote, "Wait wait wait.. I just noticed my page has 10 million followers now? That's crazy! What a lovely Christmas present!!"
Beside featuring the ballad song performed by Swift, soundtrack album for the movie will also lines up tracks by The Decemberists and Arcade Fire. The former did their own song "One Engine", while the latter wrote a new song with T-Bone Burnett entitled "Horn of Plenty".
On top of that, its lead star Jennifer Lawrence is going to sing "Rue's Lullaby", a tear-jerking tune she sings to her dying friend in the Arena. "It was beautiful," Burnett once teased. "She did great. She's singing great." They reportedly have recorded it at Echo Mountain Recording, a studio in Asheville.
"The Hunger Games" itself will arrive in the U.S. on March 23, 2012. It follows Katniss Everdeen as she replaces her little sister in a fight-to-the-death annual event called the Hunger Games. Supported by Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson as her suitors, it is reportedly planned as a trilogy. Its sequel "Catching Fire" has been set for a November 22, 2013 release.