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11/29/2014 10:56 am ET

Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Song Catches Fire, Cracks U.K. Top 40

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Jennifer Lawrence's song is catching fire.

As if being the Mockingjay wasn't enough, Katniss Everdeen Lawrence is adding Top 40 recording artist to her resume. Lawrence's rendition of "The Hanging Tree" in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has now reached No. 29 on the U.K. charts, according to BBC.

The news is even more impressive considering how much Lawrence dreaded the singing performance while shooting the movie. In an interview for AOL BUILD, director Francis Lawrence revealed the actress was so upset that she even cried a little over it.

Despite Lawrence's distress, audiences have clearly responded with overwhelming approval. In addition to breaking into the U.K. charts, the song, which features an arrangement by The Lumineers, quickly went viral after being released online, receiving millions of plays.

"Mockingjay - Part 1" has mirrored the song's success. The movie is currently on its way to having one of the highest grossing Thanksgiving weekends ever in the U.S.

From all the accolades, it's clear that Lawrence has a message for President Snow: Her song is catching. And if we rock out, you rock out with us.

Listen to Lawrence singing "The Hanging Tree" below:


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