The track currently stands at No. 12 on ARIA's Australian Top 50, and at No. 14 on the Official U.K. Singles chart.
"The Hanging Tree" was written by "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins and The Lumineers' Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz, with music by James Newton Howard. Lawrence admitted she was reluctant to record the song in an interview with David Letterman in November.
"I do not like singing in front of other people, that's like my biggest fear," she confessed. "I have a southern mother who would just tell me that I was amazing at everything, that I could do everything. But I can't."
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