” Big Girls Cry ” is by Sia ( Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ), the Australian singer and songwriter. The song was written by Sia Furler and Christopher Braide.
Production for the song was by Greg Kurstin, the American producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He co-wrote, played most of the instruments and produced the multi-million selling ” Hello ” by Adele.
” Big Girls Cry ” was released as a digital download on the 25th of June 2014 by record labels Monkey Puzzle and RCA, the song was taken from Sia’s sixth album, 1000 Forms Of Fear. The song was not released internationally, mainly in Europe and Australia.
The song is open to interpretation; it means many things to many people. Some theories as to the meaning range from broken hearts, child actors in Hollywood, child abuse and the effects it has on a person and mental illness.
After the video for ” Elastic Heart “( which featured dancer Maddie Ziegler and American actor Shia LaBeouf ) caused controversy, Sia released the less controversial ” Big Girls Cry “.
The music video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill; Daniel is an Australian filmmaker and artist. He has worked on many of Sia’s videos and wrote and directed the surreal short film ” We have decided not to die ” which won critical acclaim.
The video was the third one of a trilogy to star the dancer Maddie Ziegler. Released to Sia’s Vevo YouTube channel on the 2nd of April 2015 it features only Maddie wearing her now customary flesh-coloured leotard and blond wig. She contorts her face in front of a black background and uses her hands to express a range of emotions.
At one point in the video sequence, a pair of hands appear ( belonging to Sia ) and begin to manipulate Maddie’s face and covering her mouth. The hands then lift Maddie by the throat into the air, she then drops back down and continues her facial contortions.
A favourite music video on YouTube with over 100 million views as of February 2016.
Due to the limited release, the song didn’t sell in the quantities that other Sia tracks have achieved. The song made the Top Ten in Serbia and Israel, the Top Twenty in Sia’s native Australia along with France and the Top 100 in Canada, Scotland, Ireland and Belgium.
In the United Kingdom, ” Big Girls Cry ” entered the UK singles Chart on the 18th of April 2015 and reached a peak of number seventy-seven, the song spent a total of seven weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 77
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 16, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 54, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 29, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 64, France (SNEP) 18, Ireland (IRMA) 60, Israel (Media Forest) 7, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 51, Serbia (IFPI) 4
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