Which Hit '80s Song Will Lorde Cover For "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack?
Judging by the charts, 16-year old Lorde might just be the breakout new artist of the year (if not the decade). Lorde's debut hit "Royals" finally topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week, displacing Miley's "Wrecking Ball." Not bad for a Kiwi teen most Americans hadn't heard of six months ago.
Lorde is the youngest solo artist to perch atop the Hot 100 since Tiffany, who was 16 years and one month old when "I Think We're Alone Now" took over at No. 1 the week of Nov. 7, 1987. (Coincidentally, today is Tiffany's birthday!) And, a sobering stat for readers of a certain age: Lorde is the most-recently born artist to top the Hot 100, having been born on Nov. 16, 1996. That's two acts in a row, then, born in the '90s to hold the Hot 100's top spot; Cyrus was born Nov. 23, 1992.
Anyway, more good news arrived this week for Lorde fans. Turns out, Lorde will cover Tears for Fears' 1985 hit "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" for the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Sounds like a good selection for Lorde, IMHO.
But who cares what we think!
What do you think, Instincters? Can Lorde do one of the biggest songs that define a decade proud?