14 Songs You Didn't Know Sia Wrote
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Sia is well known for her global hits 'Chandelier,' 'Elastic Heart' and 'Cheap Thrills' as well as a bunch of collabs, but she's actually had a major contribution to releases from other artists also.
Australian born Sia is in no shortage of artists to work with, demand for her talents coming from all over the world and different music genres. She has a profound way of creating a hit like not many others can, such as the 14-minute brainstorm that created Rihanna's 'Diamonds.'
Here are 14 songs you may not have known Sia is behind.
1. "Sledgehammer" – Rihanna
'Diamonds' worked out so well that Rihanna called upon Sia again to help co-write her latest release 'Sledgehammer' from the new Star Trek movie, Star Trek Beyond.
2. "Pretty Hurts" – Beyoncé
Sia originally wrote 'Pretty Hurts' for Katy Perry, but it never came to fruition, apparently the song never reached the singers ears. Sia then sent it out to Rihanna and Beyonce and Beyonce ended up grabbing it.
3. "Try Everything" – Shakira
Recorded for Disney's Zootopia, 'Try Everything' ended up becoming a success outside of the animation, topping charts in many countries.
4. "Radioactive" – Rita Ora
Sia joined up with Greg Kurstin to write Rita Ora’s third single from her debut U.S. album 'Radioactive'.
5. "Perfume" – Britney Spears
Spears' favourite song 'Perfume' on her album Britney Jean was co-written with none other than Sia.
6. "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" - Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo’s R.E.D. single was created by Sia and StarGate. The song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
7. "You Lost Me" – Christina Aguilera
Aguilera teamed up with Sia and Samuel Dixon for one of the best songs on her album Bionic, 'You Lost Me'.
8. "Loved Me Back to Life" – Celine Dion
A top 40 hit in a number of countries, Celine Dion's 'Loved Me Back to Life' is yet another power ballad that Sia nailed.
9. "We Are One (Ole Ola)" – Pitbull
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Song peaked at No. 1 in three countries with a bit of help from Sia.
10. "Flashlight" – Jessie J
Sia joined up with Sam Smith, Christian Guzman, and Jason Moore to design this song for Jessie J, who placed it on the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack.
11. "Invincible" – Kelly Clarkson
Sia wrote 'Invincible' for Kelly Clarkson after Clarkson performed a cover of Sia’s song 'Breathe Me' on her Stronger Tour. Three years later, 'Invincible' came out. Sia also wrote 'Let Your Tears Fall' for Clarkson's album Piece by Piece.
12. "Double Rainbow" - Katy Perry
Perry walked out of a yoga class and into a recording session with a melody, verse and the title "Double Rainbow." With assists from Sia and Greg Kurstin, the Prism track was fully brought to life.
13. "Expertease (Ready Set Go)" – Jennifer Lopez
A bonus track from Lopez’s album A.K.A., 'Expertease' has an intense start and builds up to a Sia specialty: a catchy, creative chorus that reels in her fans. Lopez said that the writers who helped on 'Expertease' brought a new strength to the song, which plays on themes of "emotional torment and depth."
14. "My Heart Is Open" – Maroon 5
Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine trade vocals on this Maroon 5 track that Sia co-wrote, although Adam Levine did take the track in a different direction to Sia's original vocal demo.