17-year-old pop singer Lorde has followed up her chart-topping first single, “Royals,” with a cover of the classic Number One hit, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” The original by Tears For Fears was written and recorded in 1985, a full 11 years before Lorde was born. The New Zealand-born artist recorded her version for the soundtrack of the upcoming movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which comes out next Tuesday (November 19th).
The soundtrack also features new songs by Christina Aguilera, the National andColdplay, among others. Coldplay’s “Atlas” was the first song that the British supergroup has ever written specifically for a film.
Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, has had the Number One single on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks now with “Royals,” which was also recently named the longest-running chart-topping single by a female musician on the Modern Rock chart.
Her debut album Pure Heroine sold 129,000 copies in its first week to debut at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album chart last month.