I don't know about you guys, but when Katniss was preparing for the Hunger Games, there was one vital thing missing. Sure, she practiced her archery, observed her competitors and maintained a healthy diet, but you know what the girl could've really used?
A MIXTAPE OF SONGS TO PUMP HERSELF UP!
Haymitch totally dropped the ball on this one. I mean, how dare he ignore the inspirational potential of music when there are lives at stake? Y'all THIS IS WHY JOCK JAMS WERE INVENTED. In fact, I'm sure every one of you has a special song you listen to whenever you need to psyche yrself up, whether it's for a big interview, important presentation or first date. Why should Katniss be robbed of the power of hair metal and 80s pop just cos she's a poor kid from District 12?
And so today, FYA humbly offers Katniss the only weapon missing in her cache: a survival mix! And just in the nick of time, too. (Cos you can't expect to lead a revolution without a catchy theme song, right? Right.) Crank it up on Spotify, cos we all have our own battles to fight. Thankfully, mine do not involve mutant wolves and cracked out monkeys.
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
If You Want Blood You Got It - AC/DC
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
Crazy - Seal
Common Disaster - Cowboy Junkies
Animal Instinct - The Cranberries
Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Love Is a Battlefield
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
Die Another Day - Madonna
Survivor - Destiny's Child
When the Ship Goes Down - Cypress Hill
The Distance - Cake
Revolution - The Beatles
Danger, High Voltage! - Electric Six
Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
As you can see, this mix features some pretty obvious choices, but like any good mixtape, some of the tracks are actually DEEPLY CONNECTED to the subject material. Like, LISTEN TO THE LYRICS YOU GUYS. OMG THEY ARE SO TRUE.
Also, I really love the idea of a battle-prep montage of Katniss and Peeta to the tune of Cypress Hill.
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