"Everybody Wants to Rule The World" is a song by the English band, Tears and Fears, it was originally on their album, Songs from the Big Chair in 1985. Lorde covered the song, and her cover is featured in the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and was also later used in the cinematic trailer for Assassin's Creed: Unity, as well as in the trailer for the 2014 film, Dracula Untold. The cover gained much popularity from gaming as well as movie media. Despite not being released as a single, it charted on the New Zealand Chart at number 14.
The song has been described as a dramatic retelling of the original. Because of this it recieved bad and good criticism. It features dramatic sound effects and Lorde sings in a low voice. It also features stringed instruments. The cover comes in at a little less than three minutes.