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16 Songs You Didn't Know Came From Sia

Feb 24 2015 - 12:50pm

As Sia becomes more and more of a household name, we've been thinking about how else she's impacted the music world. There's "Chandelier," of course, which most recently took the form of a sensational Grammy performance by Kristen Wiig [1]. And let's not forget "Elastic Heart," which caused a stir with its music video [2]. But what you might not have known is Sia wrote Beyoncé's "Pretty Hurts" [3], plus songs for Maroon 5, Britney Spears [4], and more. Wondering what else has come from Sia? We've collected 16 songs that have been written, cowritten, and sometimes even performed by the Australian artist. Keep reading, and prepare for a few surprises.

Source: Getty / Stefanie Keenan [5]

"My Heart Is Open" — Maroon 5

This song, from Maroon 5's latest album V, features stunning vocals from Gwen Stefani [6] and Adam Levine. Keeping our fingers crossed for a music video.

"Invincible" — Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson's new album, Piece By Piece, contains this song from Sia, and comes out next month!

"Diamonds" — Rihanna

This song topped music charts in over 20 countries and became Rihanna [7]'s 12th No. 1 single.

"Perfume" — Britney Spears

Britney Spears [8] cowrote this song with Sia. It's reported that the song has real-life ties to Jason Trawick [9], whom Britney split from during the recording process.

"Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" — NeYo

This song received favorable reviews from critics, including a Billboard critic who claimed the song re-established NeYo's top 40 appeal.

"Pretty Hurts" — Beyoncé

Sia offered this song to both Katy Perry [10] and Rihanna [11] before she ultimately gave it to Beyoncé.

"Elastic Heart" — Sia

This song, written and performed by Sia, was featured on the motion picture soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

"Loved Me Back to Life" — Celine Dion

This song became Celine Dion [12]'s 40th entry onto the Billboard Music charts.

"Wild Ones" — Flo Rida

This song, featuring Sia's voice, is Flo Rida's bestselling single to date and one of the bestselling singles of all time.

"Titanium" — David Guetta

Sia cowrote this No. 1 single, making it the first time Sia's name hit the top spot. It's also, notably, the song Anna Kendrick [13] sings in the shower in Pitch Perfect.

"She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" — David Guetta

After the epic success and acclaim surrounding "Titanium," Sia and David Guetta paired up again.

"Standing on the Sun" — Beyoncé

Granted, this song was only used for an H&M [14] commercial, but it's a great song nonetheless.

"Breathe Me" — Sia

This is almost surely Sia's most popular and well-known song to date and was featured in the intensely emotional series finale of Six Feet Under [15].

"Cannonball" — Lea Michele

Lea Michele [16] sat down with Sia [17] to conceptualize this song, which was about the loss of Cory Monteith [18].

"Radioactive" — Rita Ora

This is arguably Rita Ora's most popular song, and it has Sia's name on it!

"You Lost Me" — Christina Aguilera

"You Lost Me" was one of many songs Sia contributed to Christina's Bionic album. Aguilera even called it the heart of the album.


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