Song Title: Alive
Date of release: 24 September 2015
Description: ” Alive ” is by Sia ( Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ), the Australian singer and songwriter. The song was written by Sia, Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr.
Production for the song was by Jesse Shatkin, who also goes by the stage name 2 Belief “. He also worked on Sia’s hit single ” Chandelier “.
The song is taken as the lead from Sia’s seventh Album ” This is acting ” released through Inertia, Monkey Puzzle and RCA record labels.
” Alive ” was initially written for singer Adele and even offered to Rihanna. However they both turned the song down, so Sia decided to use the track for herself.
Music critics liked the song, Rolling Stone’s Jon Blistein commented on Sia’s vocal performance on the track as ” devastating, electrifying “.
Another critic was also enthralled by ” Alive “, Maeve McDermott of USA TODAY wrote, ” Sia’s gut-busting performance reminds us that she often can out-sing all her pop music counterparts — whose hit songs she also happens to write “.
The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, the Australian filmmaker and artist. The video was filmed in a derelict warehouse in Chiba Japan and merely is a Japanese girl wearing the Sia trademark wig, the young performer is nine-year-old Karate star, Mahiro Takano.
” Alive ” was a huge commercial success for Sia, in the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number fifty-six, in the first week the song shifted 54,000 copies.
In Sia’s native Australia the song entered the ARIA Chart ( Australian music sales charts ) at number ten which was the highest the song reached.
Australian Recording Industry Association ( ARIA ) certified ” Alive ” Platinum with sales of 70,000 copies sold.
In the United Kingdom, Sia entered the UK chart and reached number thirty, spending one week in the Top 40 and a total of thirteen weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 56
UK Highest Chart Position: 30
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 10, Austria (Austria Top 40) 39, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 49, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 2, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 28, Croatia (Airplay Radio Chart) 5, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 43, Finland (Suomen virallinen latauslista) 5, France (SNEP) 17, Ireland (IRMA) 44, Italy (FIMI) 57, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 29, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 39, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 14, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 82, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 31, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 21, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 69, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 30
Official Website: Siamusic.net
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/SiaMusic
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/SiaFurler