Healing Is Difficult

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Healing Is Difficult
Studio album by Sia
Released 9 July 2001
United States 28 May 2002
Length 64:56
Label Columbia
Sia chronology
Healing Is Difficult
Colour the Small One
Singles from Healing Is Difficult
  1. "Taken for Granted"
    Released: 19 May 2000
  2. "Little Man"
    Released: 2000

Healing Is Difficult is the second album by Australian recording artist Sia Furler, released in the United Kingdom on 9 July 2001 and in America on 28 May 2002. In the UK the album's first single "Taken for Granted" was released in early 2000 and peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. A low budget music video was made for around $50. The follow-up "Little Man" peaked at number 85, the song received a two-step garage remix which was popular at the time. A third single "Drink to Get Drunk" was planned, however only the "Different Gear" Remix received a limited release across Europe, promoted as "Different Gear vs. Sia". Its peak position was number 91 in the UK, 85 in the Netherlands and 55 in Belgium and number 1 on the Dance Chart there. The fourth and final single planned was "Blow It All Away", which was re-recorded as "Throw It All Away" due to the September 11 attacks. However, the single has failed to surface. The album had no chart success in the United Kingdom due to lack of promotion. The track "Sober and Unkissed" was originally featured on Sia's first solo album, OnlySee, under the title "Soon", and "I'm Not Important to You" was originally performed by Sia with her band Crisp for their album The Word and the Deal in 1996 as the track "Sia's Song".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sia Furler and Sam Frank except where noted.[1]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fear"   Sia Furler Sia Furler, Sam Frank 5:11
2. "Drink to Get Drunk"   Furler, Sam Frank   4:41
3. "Taken for Granted"   Furler Nigel Corsbie 4:35
4. "Blow It All Away"   Furler, Blair MacKichan, Felix Howard, Kevin Armstrong Blair Mackichan 4:40
5. "Get Me"   Furler, Frank   3:13
6. "I'm Not Important to You"   Furler, Frank   6:08
7. "Sober and Unkissed"   Furler Furler, Jesse Flavell 4:01
8. "Healing Is Difficult"   Furler, Frank   5:24
9. "Judge Me"   Furler, Frank   4:15
10. "Little Man"   Furler, Frank   6:04
11. "Insidiously"   Furler, Frank   8:50
  • Otto Williams played Bass on tracks 1 and 7.
  • Quadraphonic (Richard Louis Simmonds & Tony Rapacioli) played Strings on tracks 2 and 3.
  • Isobel Dunn Arranged and played Strings on track 4.
  • Blair MacKichan played Strings besides Produced the track 4.
  • Jesse Flavell played Guitar besides Produced the track 7.


The first single entered and peaked at #10 on the UK Singles Chart on 3 June 2000. Sia even performed the song on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 radio show.[2] The next two singles didn't match the success of the first. In 2002 "Taken for Granted" peaked at #100 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. In April 2002 the album debuted at #99 only staying there for a week. It also reached #9 on the ARIA HitSeeker Albums Chart.

Chartifacts - 15 April 2002 No.99 HEALING IS DIFFICULT – Sia Sia (See-AH) is an Australian singer/songwriter based in London who incorporates hip hop, funk and soul as a base for her incredible vocal styling and harmonies. Her first single Taken For Granted peaked at #10 on the UK chart but did not make such a dent in our local chart. Her influences range from Stevie Wonder to Lauren Hill and Sting.


Year Chart Peak
2002 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 99[3]
2001 Irish Album Chart 140

Song Peak Position Country/Charts
Taken For Granted (2000) 10 United Kingdom Top 75
Taken For Granted (2000) 13 Ireland Top 40
Little Man (2000) 85 United Kingdom Top 100
Little Man (2000) 67 Ireland Top 75
Drink to Get Drunk: Different Gear vs Sia (2001) 91 United Kingdom Top 100
Drink to Get Drunk: Different Gear vs Sia (2001) 85 Netherlands Top 100
Drink to Get Drunk: Different Gear vs Sia (2001) 55 Belgium Ultratop Top 75
Taken For Granted (2002) 100 Australia ARIA Charts Top 100


  1. ^ Healing is Difficult - AllMusic Retrieved 13 February 2014
  2. ^ "Sia’s Biography – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures". Last.fm. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Australia's Official Music Charts". ARIA Charts. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-20.