Clap Your Hands (Sia song)

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"Clap Your Hands"
Single by Sia
from the album We Are Born
Released 13 April 2010 (2010-04-13)
Format
Genre Dance rock[1]
Length 3:58
Label
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • RCA
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Greg Kurstin
Sia singles chronology
"Under the Milky Way"
(2010)
"Clap Your Hands"
(2010)
"Bring Night"
(2010)

"Clap Your Hands" is a 2010 single from Sia's fifth studio album We Are Born (2010).[2] The song was written by Sia Furler and Samuel Dixon, and produced by Greg Kurstin.

At the 2010 ARIA Music Awards the album was nominated for Album of the Year, Best Pop Release and Best Independent Release. "Clap Your Hands" was nominated for Single of the Year.[3] Sia and co-writer Samuel Dixon were nominated for Song of the Year at the 2011 APRA Music Awards for songwriting, for their work on "Clap Your Hands".[4][5] It was voted at number 13 in the annual Triple J Hottest 100 poll in Australia.[6]

Kris Moyes won best video for Sia's video for "Clap Your Hands".[7]

The song was remixed by Diplo. In keeping with her quirky sense of humour, Sia has been known at live shows to refer affectionately to the song as 'Crap Your Pants'.[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was originally directed by Claire Carre,[9] who also directed the Soon We'll Be Found video, and included Bollywood dancing.[10] However, discontent with the result, Sia recommissioned Kris Moyes, who previously directed Sia's videos for Buttons and The Girl You Lost to Cocaine. The video features Sia as many puppet-characters - an idea which Moyes apparently came up with on the flight to the shoot.[11][12] Kris Moyes won best video at the 2010 ARIA Awards - his second such award.[13] Of the video Moyes notes, "under less than amazing circumstances (the clip was shot in Sia’s New York apartment), something amazing can be made".[14]

Promotion[edit]

The song was one of the songs 'made available for preview' on Sia's official YouTube channel in the weeks leading to the release of the album.

Sia performed "Clap Your Hands" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 12 September 2011.[15]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[16] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17] 8
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[17] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[18] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[18] 1
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[19] 28
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[20] 23

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[21] 13 April 2010 Digital download RCA
Australia[22] 18 June 2010
Germany[23] 31 December 2010 CD single

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaleski, Annie (8 July 2014). "Accidental pop songwriter Sia doesn’t quite reclaim solo career momentum". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sia - Clap Your Hands". RCA Records. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Award nominations 2010". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 September 2010. 
  4. ^ The Man Behind the Songs The West Australian, Retrieved on 2011-06-22
  5. ^ APRA AMCOS: Song of the Year - 2011 apra-amcox.com.au. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  6. ^ Triple J Hottest 100 - 200
  7. ^ "Six ARIA Nominations For Sia, Angus & Julia Stone". Billboard. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Mushroom Music blog: At the 2011 APRA Awards Mushroom Records, Retrieved 14 September 2011
  9. ^ Sia: The Idolator Interview 9 March 2010, Retrieved 31 January 2014
  10. ^ PrideSource - Sia Gets into the Groove 22 April 2010, Retrieved 31 January 2014
  11. ^ Australian Creative: Kris Moyes 8 October 2010, Retrieved 14 September 2011
  12. ^ "Angus & Julia, Connolly and Moyes win ARIA Artisan Awards". The Music Network. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Six ARIA Nominations For Sia, Angus & Julia Stone". Billboard. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Australian Creative: Kris Moyes 8 October 2010, Retrieved 14 September 2011
  15. ^ Sia Hits The Kimmel Stage! perezhilton.com Retrieved 14 September 2011
  16. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sia – Clap Your Hands". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  17. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Sia – Clap Your Hands" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  18. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Sia – Clap Your Hands" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  19. ^ "Sia | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "Sia – Chart history: Dance/Mix Show Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "Clap Your Hands". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "Clap Your Hands". bandit.fm. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  23. ^ "Clap Your Hands: Sia: Audio CD". Amazon.de. Archived from the original on 17 June 2010. 

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