Song Title: Chandelier
Date of release: 17 March 2014
Description: ” Chandelier ” by Sia the Australian singer and songwriter. Taken from the sixth Album the 2014 ” 1000 Forms Of Fear “.
Sia wrote the song with Jesse Shatkin who goes by the name of Belief with the track being produced by Jesse Shatkin and Greg Kurstin.
Released as the lead single from the Album in 2014, ” Chandelier ” is a form of electropop, constructed using R&B and reggae musical styles.
The lyrics of the song focus on alcoholism with the demoralisation and thought process involved with such a problem.
” Chandelier ” was a big commercial success with top-five placements on charts in twenty countries. The song reached the Number One position in countries such as France, Greece ( Digital songs ), Israel and Poland.
Success continued with a number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States giving Sia her first song as the lead singer to reach the Hot 100 Chart, also ” Chandelier ” gave Sia her first Top 10 single in the US.
Along with chart success around the World and US sales of over 2 Million, Sia received nominations for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 57 Grammy’s. The video for ” Chandelier ” also was nominated for Best Music Video.
The video was directed by both Sia and Daniel Askill, the Australian filmmaker. Choreography for dancer Maddie Ziegler was by Ryan Heffington.
The video has been watched over a Billion times on Youtube, helping it to become one of the most watched videos on the site.
” Chandelier ” was nominated for Video of the year and Best Choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards, due to the performance by Maddie Ziegler the Best Choreography award was in the bag.
The video shows Maddie Ziegler, then only 11 years old, dancing solo throughout a deserted building. She wears a blond wig to match Sia’s that she used in promotion of the Album.
Sia was so impressed with Maddie Ziegler’s dancing ability that she asked her to appear via Twitter.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 8
UK Highest Chart Position: 6
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 8, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 6, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 25, Denmark (Tracklisten) 6, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 5, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 10, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 5, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 2, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 39, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 3, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 27, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 4, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal (Top 20 chart) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 4, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 17, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 3, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 3, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 5, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
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