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  • Kaleb Crowhurst

Top Ten Sia Songs

This weekend on 92.9, we are bringing you the Top 10 Songs from Sia! Hailing from Adelaide, this singer songwriter went from quiet underground singles, to being a songwriter for some of the biggest names in the music business and collaborating with them as well! But, what’s her biggest song? Find out with the Top 10 Sia songs, this Saturday from 8am only on 92.9!



10.

Lets Love

This song about two people supporting each other in tough times is a collaboration between David Guetta and Sia. It marks the eighth time the duo have worked together on a Guetta track. Guetta recorded the dance-pop romp during the COVID pandemic and released it on September 11, 2020. The French DJ said he was inspired to drop energetic, uplifting music during the lockdown that would help people dance away their quarantine blues.


9.

Clap Your Hands

We Are Born (2010)

This is the first single from Australian pop singer-songwriter Sia Furler's fourth studio album, We Are Born. Sia joked that this is obviously "a really deep song, as I'm sure the title infers." She added: "It's a song I'd write for a movie like Sex And The City. Seriously, I was trying to write a song that might get pitched for a girly movie. It's fun to dance to."


8.

Big Girls Cry

1000 Forms of Fear (2014)

Despite the claims of The Four Seasons and Fergie, the toughest girl does break down once in a while. The soaring ballad finds Sia singing about a hard-bitten girl who lives alone. Having bottled up her emotions, she finally breaks down over the lack of a text message from the man she loves. Sia penned the song with English singer-songwriter Chris Braide. The pair previously collaborated on Britney Spears' single, "Perfume " and David Guetta's hit tune "She Wolf"


7.

Together

Music (2020)

The singer unveiled her new single "Together" on May 20. The accompanying video, which stars longtime Sia collaborator Maddie Ziegler, is full of cheery colors and rainbows -- just the dose of happiness we all need right now. The tune will be part of her upcoming album and film, both titled Music. The film marks Sia's first director gig, and she co-wrote and co-produced Music with writer Dallas Clayton and producer Vincent Landay, respectively.


6.

The Greatest

This is Acting (2016)

A single from the deluxe edition of This Is Acting, this is a powerful anthem about refusing to give up. The theme of perseverance and resilience is one that Sia has visited several times previously, including on her This Is Acting track "Unstoppable" and the David Guetta single "Bang My Head." Sia wrote the song with Greg Kurstin. The American producer's other collaborations with the Australian singer-songwriter include her first US #1 hit "Cheap Thrills."


5.

Elastic Heart

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack (2013)

This soaring ballad is a collaboration between Australian singer-songwriter Sia, Toronto R&B crooner The Weeknd, and Philadelphia producer Diplo, who as well as heading his own dancehall project (Major Lazer) has also provided the soundscape for a succession of pop hits such as Usher's "Climax" and Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now." The song started as a track that Diplo sent to Sia. Her reaction was immediate: "For the first time ever, I called someone and said, 'Do not send that track to anyone else - I'll pay for the track tomorrow,'" she recalled to Billboard magazine. "And he said, 'You don't have to pay for the track, you dingaling, it's yours.'"


4.

Cheap Thrills

This is Acting (2016)

This sunny jam finds Sia singing of getting ready to go clubbing. A remix of the track was released featuring reggae artist Sean Paul. His verse gives the song a whole new dancehall makeover, which pairs nicely with the tune's use of the reggaeton dembow rhythm. A black-and-white lyric video was released, parodying vintage variety shows with dancing contests. We see a new type of dance break out featuring energetic faceless dancers wearing signature Sia wigs.


3.

Wild Ones

Wild Ones (2011)

Flo Rida's second single from his Wild Ones features vocals from Sia Furler. The Australian singer songwriter's single, "Taken for Granted" was a Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom in 2000 and a few years later her composition "Breathe Me" was used at the end of the last episode of the TV show Six Feet Under. Sia has also collaborated and performed with Christina Aguilera and David Guetta amongst others. In fact both the Aussie songstress ("Titanium") and Flo Rida ("Where Them Girls At") appeared on Guetta's Nothing But The Beat album.


2.

Titanium

Nothing But The Beat (2011)

This is a promotional single off David Guetta's fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat. The single features Australian pop singer-songwriter Sia Furler and was released on August 8, 2011. This song marks a nexus in Sia's career. She had modest success as an artist, but was looking to transition into songwriting for other artists so she would have to deal with unpleasantries like promotion and scrutiny. Sia's plan was to fulfill her contract by making one last solo album, then crank out more pop songs for other artists. But when she released the video for the first single, "Chandelier," it was stratospherically successful, so she diverted her efforts into her own work, hiding under a huge wig to keep restrained.


1.

Chandelier

1000 Forms of Fear (2014)

This swooping serenade about a party girl's life was the first solo single by Sia in four years, following the release of her 2010 studio album We Are Born. The song is a rejoinder to all those pop tunes that celebrate the non-stop party, with Sia singing about holding on to the party for dear life because she's afraid of how she'll feel when it's over. It is rooted in the now-sober Sia's past struggles with alcoholism. "That's why 'Chandelier' was interesting to me. I wrote the song because there's so many party-girl anthems in pop," she said. "And I thought it'd be interesting to do a different take on that."