Sia Songs - Top 10 Biggest Singles (with Download Links)
Sia is an Australian singer-songwriter, record producer and music video director.
This year she was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
As we know, she started her music career as a singer in the mid-1990s.
She has released a large number of great songs since then.
Hence, I am going to share with you 10 best Sia songs in this article.
The following Sia songs list was based on the YouTube views.
Just see whether your favorites are here.
“And I’m holding on for dear life,
Won’t look down won’t open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light,
‘Cause I’m just holding on for tonight”
“Chandelier” was written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin, released on 17 March 2014. Commercially, the song peaked at No.8 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning Sia’s 1st single as a lead artist to appear on the Hot 100.
The accompanying music video has been viewed on YouTube more than 1.6 billion times, becoming one of the most viewed YouTube videos ever posted.
There is no doubt that it is a revolutionary song with a powerful meaning and amazing vocals. Sia’s voice gives me shudders and this song just makes me feel what she feels. Probably, it is one of the most popular Sia songs right?
2. Cheap Thrills
“But I don’t need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don’t need no money
As long as I keep dancing”
“Cheap Thrills” was released on 11 February 2016 and made great success.
A remix version was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. What’s more, the song is Sia’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
For me, Sia’s voice is so impressive. I love hearing the small cracks in her voice. Really shows the imperfections in her voice that are simply perfect to our ears.
3. The Greatest
“Letdowns will get you
And the critics will test you
But the strong will survive
Another scar may bless you, ah”
“The Greatest” was made available for digital consumption on 5 September 2016. The song has reached at No.10 on the US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard). As for the music video, it was nominated for a 2017 MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography.
As you can see the music video, it is supposed to represent the pulse club shootings, the amount of children and the rainbow on her face. It uses children to represent the innocence lost with the senseless young deaths.
“I can see a rainbow
In your tears as the sun comes out
As the sun comes out”
“Rainbow”, a song Sia wrote for the soundtrack of My Little Pony: The Movie. We already knew Sia will participate in the upcoming MLP flick as Pony pop star Songbird Serenade, so it would only make sense that she released a big song for the movie.
I like the lyrics saying “I can see a rainbow, in your tears as they fall on down. I can see your soul grow, through the pain as they hit the ground.”
It is really cheerful, right?
I’m not a MLP fan but I love Sia and I’ll see this movie for that reason.
5. Elastic Heart
“And another one bites the dust
But why can I not conquer love?
And I might’ve got to be with one
Why not fight this war without weapons?”
“Elastic Heart” was taken from the soundtrack for the 2013 American film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In 2015 Sia re-recorded a solo version as a single from the album.
The accompanied controversial music video that features actor Shia LaBeouf and dancer Maddie Ziegler was released the same year. The video was nominated for the 2015 VMA Award for Best Female Video.
In the video, the two major were stuck in a cage, in my opinion; the cage represents our souls trapped in a physical and materialistic world finally broke them apart, from the inside out. What about you?
“I found solace in the strangest place
Way in the back of my mind
I saw my life in a stranger’s face
And it was mine”
“Alive” was co-written by Sia, Adele, and Tobias Jesso Jr, released on 25 September 2015. The song received generally positive reviews. Dan Weiss of Billboard said that the song has a “chandelier-shattering chorus that proves a power ballad can still be, well, powerful in the age of EDM.”
This song is just breathless. It will give a dying person hope and make a bad day beautiful. By the way, it seems that Sia always spots young talents to perform in her videos right?
7. Never Give Up
“I’ve battled demons that won’t let me sleep
Called to the sea but she abandoned me”
“Never Give Up” is a song recorded by Sia, from the soundtrack of the Garth Davis-directed film, Lion. Jon Blistein from Rolling Stone called it an “inspirational anthem.” And an accompanying lyric video was released on 3 January 2017.
It is a song that resonate perfect unification of two different cultures. This song makes me to do what I want and get away from pressures, just like the name, never give up!
“All smiles, I know what it takes to fool this town
I’ll do it ’til the sun goes down and all through the night time
Oh yeah, oh yeah, I’ll tell you what you wanna hear”
“Unstoppable” was released as final promotional single of her seventh studio album This Is Acting on January 20, 2016. This Sia song has received mostly positive critical reception, with most reviewers commenting on its theme of empowerment.
The lyrics are so inspirational and it shows off her great vocal range. So if you want to clear your mind or tune out all the crap in the world, then just listen to this song.
9. To Be Human
“To be human is to love
Even when it gets too much
I’m not ready to give up”
“To Be Human” was released as a single on 25 May 2017 by WaterTower Music. Lauren Tom for Billboard wrote, “Sia’s powerful song reflects the film’s underlying message.” Also, some critics believed it reflects the film’s core relationship between Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor.
The song expresses that love can conquer all odds. Therefore, it is a great song and a good way to end a great film.
10. Bird Set Free
“I’m not gon’ care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free”
“Bird Set Free” was written for Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack, but they rejected it in favor of “Flashlight”. Commercially, it was featured over the end credits of the horror film The Shallows, and also featured in the opening credits of the 2017 film Unforgettable.
To be honest, it is definitely a great song, do you think those who refused this song would feel regret?
By now, my sharing of top 10 Sia songs is finished.
Nobody will disagree that she is talent just like nobody will deny her music achievements.
Therefore I’m looking forward for her new works, and you?
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