Jennifer Lawrence's 'The Hanging Tree' Tops iTunes Charts Around The World

"The Hanging Tree" sung by Academy Award winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence and written by Grammy nominated folk-rock trio The Lumineers in the latest Hunger Games blockbuster Mockingjay, Part 1, is proving to be an international hit single and global fan favourite.

Bringing with it Jennifer Lawrence's first UK Top 10 single and chart success around the world.

Now featured on both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Original Motion Picture Score and the Official Soundtrack, curated and produced by Lorde, "The Hanging Tree" by James Newton Howard, features the haunting vocals from the film's star Jennifer Lawrence, and has been created using lyrics from Suzanne Collins' novel, with a melody given by "Ho Hey" singers The Lumineers.

It's heard in the film first as an a cappella performance by Lawrence (in character as Katniss), before she is joined by a choir and an orchestra.

The song which Katniss learnt from her father quickly turns into the rebels' battle anthem against the capital.

The Oscar-winning actress, 24, now finds herself amongst the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith, climbing music charts worldwide with "The Hanging Tree". Lawrence currently sits top 10 in UK singles chart - above heavyweights Band Aid 30, One Direction and Meghan Trainor.

Selling 200,000 singles in the US first week, heading for a top 40 debut on Billboard Hot 100.

With the song still rapidly climbing the singles charts globally - #1 iTunes peak in 37 countries including Germany, Mexico and Norway, and Top 10 iTunes Peak in 70 countries like The US, UK, Australia, Sweden and many more.