Top 10 Sia Songs

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"Taken For Granted" (2000)

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Sia - "Taken For Granted". Courtesy Columbia

"Taken For Granted" was the debut single from Sia as a recording artist. It samples "Montagues and Capulets" by classical music composer Sergei Prokofiev. "Taken For Granted" is included on the album Healing Is Difficult. The single was released in the US, UK and Australia, but it only made a chart impact in the UK reaching #10. The album Healing Is Difficult had little chart impact peaking at #99 in Australia and not reaching the album chart elsewhere.

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"The Girl You Lost To Cocaine" (2008)

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Sia - "The Girl You Lost To Cocaine". Courtesy Monkey Puzzle

"The Girl You Lost To Cocaine" tells a tale of walking away from a friend who becomes too needy. It is included on Sia's fourth studio album Some People Have Real Problems and received critical acclaim along with the album. With multiple dance remixes, the song climbed to #8 on the US dance chart. The album became Sia's first to chart in the US peaking at #26. It climbed to #5 on the alternative album chart. 

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"You've Changed" (2009)

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Sia - "You've Changed". Courtesy Monkey Puzzle

"You've Changed" was released as the first single from Sia's fifth studio album We Are Born with the wind of some commercial success at her back.  The song was first announced via a Twitter post and given away for free in late December 2009. The song was co-written with American DJ and producer Lauren Flax. With a credit of Lauren Flax featuring Sia, "You've Changed" edged on to the US dance chart in 2010. The album We Are Born received positive critical reviews. It hit the top 40 on the US album chart and went to #2 at home in Australia earning a nomination for Album of the Year at the Australian ARIA Music Awards. 

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"Titanium" with David Guetta (2011)

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David Guetta - "Titanium" featuring Sia. Courtesy Virgin

The song "Titanium" brought Sia worldwide attention from pop fans. French dance music DJ and artist David Guetta discovered her music online, and he decided he wanted her to appear on his album Nothing But the Beat. Sia co-wrote "Titanium" with a team that included David Guetta and Dutch DJ Afrojack. The first recording of "Titanium" featured vocals from Mary J. Blige but ultimately David Guetta decided he preferred the demo vocals by Sia. Her powerful vocals earned strong critical acclaim. "Titanium" was a worldwide pop success peaking at #7 on the US pop singles chart, Sia's first appearance in the top 10 in the US. It also peaked at #3 on the dance chart.

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"Wild Ones" with Flo Rida (2011)

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Flo Rida - "Wild Ones" featuring Sia. Courtesy Atlantic

After helping David Guetta put together the smash hit single "Titanium," Sia was introduced to pop rapper Flo Rida. They collaborated on this second single from his Wild Ones album. Sia co-wrote the song and sings the chorus. She claims she wrote the hook in fifteen minutes. "Wild Ones" became a worldwide pop smash hit. It peaked at #5 on the pop chart in the US and also hit the top 10 on the rap songs chart. "Wild Ones" has sold more than six million copies around the world and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap / Sung Collaboration.

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"Elastic Heart" featuring The Weeknd and Diplo (2013)

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Sia - "Elastic Heart". Courtesy RCA

The big electronic ballad "Elastic Heart" was written and recorded for the soundtrack of the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Canadian artist The Weeknd co-wrote "Elastic Heart" and it was co-produced by Greg Kurstin, her collaborator on the breakthrough hit "Chandelier," and Diplo. The Weeknd and Diplo are both credited with featured appearances. Sia recorded a solo version of the song for her album 1000 Forms of Fear and released it in 2015 as a single. The accompanying music video featuring actor Shia LaBeouf and dancer Maddie Ziegler caused some controversy. "Elastic Heart" peaked at #17 on the US pop chart and hit #1 on the dance chart.

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"Chandelier" (2014)

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Sia - "Chandelier". Courtesy RCA

"Chandelier," released as the lead single from Sia's sixth studio album 1000 Forms Of Fear, became her solo pop breakthrough in the US. Co-produced by Greg Kurstin and Jesse Shatkin, the song details the downward spiral of an alcoholic party girl. The accompanying music video featuring 11-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler performing an interpretive dance drew significant praise. Sia publicized the song with a series of televised performances that did not show her face. "Chandelier" reached #8 on the pop chart in the US and topped the dance chart while also reaching the top 10 at adult pop radio. The album 1000 Forms Of Fear debuted at #1 on the album chart.

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"Alive" (2015)

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Sia - "Alive". Courtesy RCA

"Alive" is a powerful ballad released as the lead single from Sia's album This Is Acting. It was co-written with Adele and originally intended for Adele's album 25. Rihanna also rejected "Alive," so Sia decided to record it herself. Her powerful vocals were praised by critics. "Alive" missed the pop top 40 in the US, but it broke into the top 40 at adult pop radio and on the dance chart. The album This Is Acting peaked at #4 on the album chart.

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"Reaper" (2016)

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Sia - "Reaper". Courtesy RCA

Co-written and co-produced by Kanye West, "Reaper" was released as a promotional single for Sia's album This Is Acting. The song was originally intended for Rihanna's album Anti. When Sia had the track listing for This Is Acting announced via theater marquees around the world, "Reaper" appeared on the marquee of Webster Hall in New York City. The swaying production of "Reaper" makes it catchy, but Sia claims she feels little emotional attachment to the song.  

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"Cheap Thrills" (2016)

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Sia - "Cheap Thrills". Courtesy RCA

Written with and produced by Greg Kurstin, "Cheap Thrills" became Sia's first #1 pop hit single in the US. It is an electronic pop song with reggae influences. It peaked at #2 on the UK pop singles chart becoming Sia's biggest hit there as well. "Cheap Thrills" was first offered to Rihanna for her Anti album and she turned it down. Instead, Sia included it on her own This Is Acting album. The accompanying music video features dancer Maddie Ziegler with two male dancers. "Cheap Thrills" had success across musical genres hitting #1 on the dance chart and reaching the top 5 at adult pop radio and making an appearance on the Latin radio airplay chart. 

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