This is a good article. Click here for more information.

Chandelier (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Chandelier (Sia song))
Jump to: navigation, search
"Chandelier"
Single by Sia
from the album 1000 Forms of Fear
Released 17 March 2014 (2014-03-17)
Format
Recorded 2013[1]
Genre Electropop
Length 3:36
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Sia singles chronology
"Battle Cry"
(2014)
"Chandelier"
(2014)
"Big Girls Cry"
(2014)

"Chandelier" is a song by Australian singer Sia from her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on 17 March 2014 as the lead single from the album. It is an electropop song, featuring electronica, R&B and reggae influences. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralisation and rationalisation of alcoholism through the typical thought process of a "party girl".

"Chandelier" received mainly favourable reviews from music critics, who praised Sia's songwriting and vocals. The single attained chart success, reaching the top five on record charts in 20 countries including France, Italy, Poland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, the single peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Sia's first single as a lead artist to appear on the Hot 100, and has sold over 2 million copies in the country. The song received 4 nominations at the 57th Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, with its video receiving a nomination for Best Music Video.[2]

A music video for the song, directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, features dancer Maddie Ziegler. It was well received and has been viewed on YouTube more than 1.4 billion times, becoming one of the most viewed YouTube videos ever posted. In support of the single and 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia, often with Ziegler, performed "Chandelier" on a number of television shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Saturday Night Live, and at 57th Grammy Awards.

Background[edit]

In 2010, Sia released her fifth studio album We Are Born, which ended up at number two on the Australian Albums Chart.[3] Following the release, Sia took a hiatus from performing and co-wrote songs for other recording artists, including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Flo Rida and David Guetta.[4] In 2013, Sia recorded the track "Elastic Heart" for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.[5]

In May 2014, Sia announced her sixth studio album 1000 Forms of Fear and released "Chandelier" as its lead single.[6] Sia revealed that she initially wrote the track for Rihanna or Beyoncé, but decided to record the song herself.[7][8] The melody was formed after Sia played the piano, while Greg Kurstin and Jesse Shatkin played the marimba in the studio.[9] In the United States, "Chandelier" was released for digital download onto iTunes Stores on 17 March 2014 through Monkey Puzzle, with distribution by RCA Records.[10] In the United Kingdom, "Chandelier" was released digitally on 29 June 2014.[11] A day later, it was sent by RCA Records to US hot adult contemporary radio.[12]

Composition[edit]

"Chandelier" was written by Sia and Shatkin and was produced by Kurstin and Shatkin. It was described as an electropop ballad,[13] featuring "soaring" synthesisers,[14] "militant" drums,[15] and hip hop beats with electronica,[16] R&B,[17] and reggae influences.[18] The song features Sia's "jaw-dropping" vocal performance.[19] The song is written in the key of B minor and it follows the chord progression of Bbm–Gbmaj7–Ab–Fm in the verses, Gbmaj7–Bbm-Ab in the pre-chorus, and Gbmaj7–Ab–Db/F–Gbmaj7 in the chorus.[20]

Lyrically, "Chandelier" has a sad theme talking about "the glitter and fatigue of a party girl's life".[7] John Walker from MTV Buzzworthy opined that the song has a dark theme, "toeing the line between celebration and self-destruction as it becomes increasingly more blurred".[21] The song's opening lyrics, "Party girls don't get hurt, can't feel anything ... I push it down", are sung over a reggae-influenced background.[18] Walker noted that during the chorus, Sia sings, "I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier/ I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist, like it doesn't exist".[21] A few critics compared the song's musical style to works done by Rihanna, including Jeremy Gordon from Pitchfork Media,[19] and Melinda Newman of HitFix.[22]

Critical reception[edit]

"Chandelier" garnered mostly positive reviews from music critics. Andrew Trendall from Gigwise wrote that the song "springboards Sia from a behind-the-scenes genius into a superstar in her own right".[1] Gordon from Pitchfork Media praised Sia's vocal performance on the track and commented that the track "is enough to make you want to swing from a chandelier".[19] Bradley Stern from the website MuuMuse labelled "Chandelier" the best pop single of 2014, complimenting Sia's songwriting credits and her voice on the song.[16] In a VH1 article, Emily Exton shared that thought, deeming it the best song Sia had ever written.[23] Writing for Time magazine, Jamieson Cox deemed "Chandelier" a "disarming, unforgettable listen that'll make you glad Sia kept this one for herself."[24] In a less enthusiastic review, Melinda Newman from HitFix thought that Sia "can do a lot better than this".[22]

Billboard listed "Chandelier" as the best song of 2014.[25] The song received nominations at the 57th Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, with its video receiving a nomination for Best Music Video.[2]

Year-end lists[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank
Consequence of Sound Top 50 Songs of 2014[26] 5
Rolling Stone 50 Best Songs of 2014[27] 15
Complex The 50 Best Songs of 2014[28] 31
Spin The 101 Best Songs of 2014[29] 8
Wondering Sound 75 Best Songs of 2014[30] 74
Time Out The 50 Best Songs of 2014[31] 19
Slant Magazine The 25 Best Singles of 2014[32] 14
Pazz & Jop Single of the Year 2014[33] 7

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, "Chandelier" debuted at number 75 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart dated 31 May 2014.[34] It peaked at number eight on the chart, becoming the first top ten single by Sia to appear on the chart as a lead artist.[35] The song reached one million units sold in the US in August 2014,[36] and surpassed the 2 million mark in sales in January 2015.[37] The song also reached number six on the Canadian Hot 100.[38] In June 2014, the single was certified platinum by Music Canada.[39]

"Chandelier" was successful in Oceania and Europe, peaking in the top five on 20 national record charts including: France,[40] and Poland [41] (number one); Australia,[42] Italy[43] and Norway[44] (number two); New Zealand[45] and Slovakia[46] (number three); and Norway and Scotland (number five).[44][47] The single was certified quadruple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA),[48] and platinum by the Recorded Music NZ (RMNZ).[49] In the United Kingdom, "Chandelier" charted at number six on the UK Singles Chart.[50] In France, the single was the third best-selling single of 2014, according to Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.[51]

Music video[edit]

A shot of the music video, featuring eleven-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler.

The music video for "Chandelier" was released on 6 May 2014, featuring 11-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler.[52] In the video, Ziegler wears a medium-length blonde wig matching the one that Sia used to promote the album. Throughout the video, Ziegler performs an interpretive dance in a deserted, dirty apartment "while spinning, kicking, leaping, crawling, falling, twirling and hiding herself behind window drapes".[53] An alternative one-take version of the clip was released in June 2014.[54] Sia had seen Ziegler on Dance Moms and asked her to appear in the video via Twitter.[55] The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill,[53] and was choreographed by Ryan Heffington.[56] Ziegler shared her thoughts about the choreography with New York magazine:[55]

I like the whole dance. It was really different and weird for me, because I usually don't, you know, be a crazy person every time. It was so fun to do and it was really out of the box and it expanded me a lot, because I'm used to competition dances where you're like, "Point your toes!" But this time it was like, you just need to let go and feel it.

The choreography was praised by media outlets; an editor from The Guardian wrote that Ziegler "dances with such impressive flexibility".[54] Nolan Feenay from Time magazine commented that the dance moves in the "Chandelier" music video could be the best dance routine of 2014.[57] "Chandelier" received nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year and Best Choreography, and ultimately won the latter.[58][59] On 5 December 2014, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.[2] The video went viral on YouTube and became the seventh most-watched video on the video-sharing website of 2014.[60][61] As of September 2016, it has received over 1.4 billion views and was, at one point, the 13th most viewed YouTube video of all time.[62] It has since moved down to 18th on the list of YouTube's Most Viewed Videos of All Time.[63] As of January 2015, Billboard ranked the video at number 12 on the list of the 20 best of the 2010s (so far).[64] Both Rolling Stone magazine and Spin magazine named it the Best Music Video of 2014.[65][66] VH1 listed it first among the "most groundbreaking" videos of 2014.[67] In 2016, several items related to the "Chandelier" video were introduced into the "Right Here, Right Now" exhibit of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[68]

Live performances[edit]

Sia performed "Chandelier" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 19 May 2014,[34] with Ziegler recreating the choreography in the music video.[69] Sia also performed the song on Late Night with Seth Meyers on 9 June 2014, with Girls star Lena Dunham performing new choreography.[70] In July 2014, Sia performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!,[71] and Ziegler taught host Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo some of the dance moves from the music video.[72] In July 2014, Sia performed the song on the VH1's show "SoundClash", along with her songs "Elastic Heart" and "Big Girls Cry" from the album.[73] Sia and Ziegler also performed the song on Dancing with the Stars and at the 2014 We Can Survive Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.[74] In February 2015, Sia and Ziegler, together with actress Kristen Wiig, performed the song in a cluttered apartment set on the 2015 Grammy Awards telecast.[75] For all of these performances, Sia sang the track with her back to the camera.[76][77] She performed the song on Saturday Night Live in January 2015, veiled, with a sad-looking mime who performed the lyrics in American sign language.[78]

Covers and parodies[edit]

Sara Bareilles (pictured in 2008) covered "Chandelier" on her Little Black Dress Tour in 2014.

In May 2014, Puddles, the "sad clown with the golden voice" performed a version with Postmodern Jukebox that by April 2015 had had over two million views on YouTube. In July 2014, Sara Bareilles performed an acoustic version of "Chandelier" during her Little Black Dress Tour.[79] Reut Odinak from the Seattle Weekly lauded Bareilles' vocals on the cover.[80] Likewise, MuchMusic's Evan Desouza wrote that "The song sounds almost [unrecognisable] with the stripped, acoustic cover. Of course no one can match Sia's insane voice, but Sara does a decent job. Her vocals sound amazing."[81] Later that month, contestant Emily West from the ninth season of America's Got Talent performed the song with an orchestral background to advance past the quarterfinals.[82] On 5 August 2014, Scottish band Twin Atlantic covered the song on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.[83]

In September 2014, Irish band The Script delivered a rendition of the song on the same radio programme. Music and Lyrics praised the three-man harmonies.[84] Reigan Derry performed the song the third live show of the sixth series of The X Factor Australia in August 2014, gaining a standing ovation by the judges. In March 2015, British singer-songwriter and 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur recorded a highly-acclaimed acoustic version of the song, which he also later performed for MTV International.[85] Also Andrea Faustini performed the song on The X Factor UK in November 2014.[86] The tenth episode of Selfie, "Imperfect Harmony", featured Karen Gillan singing a karaoke version of the song that segued into a cover by The Wind and The Wave and a sequence mimicking the original video.[87] In the Glee episode "We Built This Glee Club" (119th episode overall), in March 2015, Samantha Marie Ware, Becca Tobin, and Laura Dreyfuss perform the song while J.J. Totah does Ziegler's dance routine and Marshall Williams swings on a chandelier.[88] In January 2015, Swiss singer Mélanie René performed a slower version of the song at the Swiss national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, winning the right to represent her country in Vienna. The Belgian representative in the European contest Loïc Nottet also released a cover of the song on YouTube in November 2014, later praised by Sia on Twitter.[89] Months later, he danced the song twice (including one in the final) in the French Dancing with the Stars, winning the competition.[90] On 22 June 2015, Punk Goes Pop 6 was re-released with three new songs, one being a cover of "Chandelier" by PVRIS.[91]

In October 2014, the dance moves on the music video for "Chandelier" were parodied on Saturday Night Live by Jim Carrey, Kate McKinnon and Iggy Azalea in a sketch.[92] Other parodies include Miranda Sings' parody video, which has accumulated more than 8 million views.[93] Derek Hough lip-synced the song while performing a parody of Ziegler's routine on the eighth episode of Lip Sync Battle. "Chandelier" was played as the background music in the closing scene of the episode "Truth" on the TV show UnREAL.[94] Jordan Smith covered it in his audition for the The Voice in September 2015. The YouTube video of his audition has accumulated more than 30 million views.[95] Trent Harmon covered it in his Top 4 performance for the American Idol in March 2016. The song was covered by Pentatonix on the May 19, 2016 episode of Bones entitled "The Strike in the Chord." Kim Yewon from Pledis Entertainment trainee group Pledis Girlz sang a cover of this song.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[10]
  1. "Chandelier" – 3:36
Digital remixes EP[96]
  1. "Chandelier" (Four Tet Remix) – 4:31
  2. "Chandelier" (Plastic Plates Remix) – 4:27
  3. "Chandelier" (Cutmore Club Remix) – 5:08
  4. "Chandelier" (Hector Fonseca Remix) – 6:27
  5. "Chandelier" (Liam Keegan Remix) – 5:16
  6. "Chandelier" (Dev Hynes Remix) – 3:44

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits for "Chandelier" are adapted from CD single liner notes[97]

Recording locations
Personnel

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[48] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[151] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[152] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[39] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[153] Gold 30,000^
France (SNEP)[154] Diamond 250,000*
Germany (BVMI)[155] Platinum 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[156] 4× Platinum 200,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[157] Platinum+Gold 90,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[49] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[49] 5× Platinum 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[158] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Sweden (GLF)[159] 4× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[160] Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[161] 2× Platinum 1,200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[162] 3× Platinum 3,000,000[37]
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[163] 2× Platinum 2,600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Label Ref.
Belgium 17 March 2014 Digital download
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • RCA
[164]
Brazil [165]
France [166]
Norway [167]
Portugal [168]
Spain [169]
Sweden [170]
United States [10]
Australia 18 March 2014 Inertia [171]
United Kingdom 29 June 2014
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • RCA
[11]
United States 30 June 2014 Hot adult contemporary RCA [12]
Belgium 22 July 2014 Digital remixes EP
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • RCA
[172]
Brazil [173]
Canada [174]
Germany [96]
Norway [175]
Switzerland [176]
United States [177]
Australia 25 July 2014 Inertia [178]
New Zealand [179]
Italy Contemporary hit radio Monkey Puzzle [180]
Germany 19 September 2014 CD single RCA [181]
United Kingdom 22 September 2014 [182]
Canada 30 September 2014 [183]
France [184]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Trendall, Andrew (14 March 2013). "Sia unveils teaser of brand new single 'Chandelier'". Gigwise. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Grebey, James (5 December 2014). "Grammys 2015 Nominees: Sam Smith, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, and More". Spin. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sia – We Are Born". Australian-charts.com (Hung Medien). Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Knopper, Steve (21 April 2014). "How a Song Written by Sia Furler Becomes a Hit". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sia's 'Elastic Heart' Single For 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Drops With The Weeknd And Diplo". The Huffington Post. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (14 May 2014). "Sia's '1000 Forms of Fear' Gets Release Date & Track List". Billboard. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Ehrlich, Brenna (17 March 2014). "Sia's New YOLO Song 'Chandelier' Could Have Been Rihanna's Next Hit". MTV News. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sia says her new song 'Chandelier' could have gone to Beyoncé or Rihanna". NME. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Inside the Recording Studio: An Interview with Jesse Shatkin". MuuMuse. March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "Chandelier – Single". United States: iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Archived from the original on 1 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Chandelier – Single". United Kingdom: iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Archived from the original on 10 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Wood, Mikael (2 June 2014). "Listen: Sia smiles through the pain in new song 'Eye of the Needle'". Los Angeles Times. 
  14. ^ Young, Alex (17 March 2014). "Listen: Sia's new single 'Chandelier'". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (17 March 2014). "Sia Shines on 'Chandelier' Single: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b Stern, Bradley (March 2014). "'Chandelier': Sia Swings In With The Best Pop Single Of 2014 So Far". MuuMuse. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  17. ^ ""Chandelier": Sia destinait sa nouvelle chanson à Rihanna, Katy Perry ou Beyoncé" (in French). Charts in France. 
  18. ^ a b Cragg, Michael (17 March 2014). "Sia – Chandelier: New music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c Gordon, Jeremy (8 May 2014). "Sia: 'Chandelier'". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  20. ^ Furler, Sia. "Sia "Chandelier" Sheet Music in Bb Minor (transposable) - Download & Print". 
  21. ^ a b Walker, John (17 March 2014). "Sia's New Song, 'Chandelier', May Be The Saddest DGAF Anthem Ever". MTV Buzzworthy. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  22. ^ a b Newman, Melinda (17 March 2014). "Sia channels Rihanna in new single 'Chandelier'". HitFix. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  23. ^ Exton, Emily (20 March 2014). "5 Songs Sia Sings Better Than The Artists She Wrote Them For". VH1. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  24. ^ Cox, Jamieson (17 March 2014). "Sia's "Chandelier" Is the Year's Most Sobering Party Anthem: Listen". Time. 
  25. ^ "The 10 Best Songs of 2014". Billboard. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "Top 50 Songs of 2014". Consequence of Sound. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "50 Best Songs of 2014". Rolling Stone. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "The 50 Best Songs of 2014". Complex. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "The 101 Best Songs of 2014". Spin. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "75 Best Songs of 2014". Wondering Sound. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  31. ^ "The 50 best songs of 2014". Time Out. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  32. ^ "The 25 Best Singles of 2014". Slant Magazine. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "Single of the Year 2014". Pazz & Jop. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  34. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (19 May 2014). "Shy Sia Performs 'Chandelier' for Ellen DeGeneres". Billboard. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  35. ^ a b "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Sia. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  36. ^ Grein, Paul (20 August 2014). "Chart Watch: Meghan vs. Taylor". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. 
  37. ^ a b Grein, Paul (14 January 2015). "Nick Jonas's 'Jealous' Hits a New Peak". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  38. ^ a b "Sia – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Sia. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  39. ^ a b "Canadian single certifications – Sia – Chandelier". Music Canada. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  40. ^ a b "Lescharts.com – Sia – Chandelier" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  41. ^ a b "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  42. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Sia – Chandelier". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  43. ^ "Top Digital Download - Classifica settimanale WK 40 (dal 29-09-2014 al 05-10-2014)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  44. ^ a b c "Norwegiancharts.com – Sia – Chandelier". VG-lista. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  45. ^ a b "Charts.org.nz – Sia – Chandelier". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  46. ^ a b "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201421 into search. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  47. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2014-07-12". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  48. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  49. ^ a b c "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart (9 February 2015)". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  50. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2014-07-12" UK Singles Chart.
  51. ^ "Top Titres Téléchargés 2014" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  52. ^ "Sia's 'Chandelier' Music Video Is Hauntingly Beautiful". The Huffington Post. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  53. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (6 May 2014). "Sia's 'Chandelier' Video: 'Dance Moms' Star Maddie Ziegler Delivers Dazzling Performance". Billboard. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  54. ^ a b "Watch an exclusive one-take version of Sia's Chandelier Video". The Guardian. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  55. ^ a b "Maddie Ziegler on Sia's 'Chandelier' Video". New York. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  56. ^ Lockett, Dee (7 May 2014). "Sia: 'Chandelier' Video stars Dance Moms' Maddie Ziegler, and it's great". Slate. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  57. ^ Feenay, Nolan (8 May 2014). "Sia's 'Chandelier' Video Might Have The Best Dance Routine of the Year". Time. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  58. ^ Gallo, Phil (17 July 2014). "Beyoncé Leads MTV VMAs With 8 Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  59. ^ "Here's Your Full List Of 2014 VMA Winners". MTV News. 25 August 2014. 
  60. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (26 December 2014). "Grammys 2015 Preview: Sia, Hozier, Taylor Swift & More Vie for Song of the Year". Billboard. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  61. ^ Ayers, Mike (9 December 2014). "Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Is the Most-Watched YouTube Music Video of 2014". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  62. ^ "20 Most Viewed Videos on YouTube of All Time (2016)", Top Trends YouTube channel, June 23, 2016. Billboard listed it at 12th, but they included only music videos, excluding Wheels on the Bus: Schneider, Marc. "A Billion Views on YouTube? Once Exclusive Club Is Getting Crowded", Billboard, January 12, 2016
  63. ^ "Most Viewed Videos of All Time (Over 100 million views)". YouTube. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  64. ^ "The 20 Best Music Videos of the 2010s (So Far)". Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  65. ^ "10 Best Music Videos of 2014", Rolling Stone, accessed 4 May 2015
  66. ^ "The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014", Spin, 30 December 2014
  67. ^ Tietjen, Alexa. "The Most Groundbreaking Music Videos of 2014", VH1, 4 January 2015
  68. ^ "From the Chanderlie to the Rock Hall: SIa Goes on Display.". 8 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  69. ^ Gordon, Jeremy (19 May 2014). "Sia Performs 'Chandelier' on Ellen". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  70. ^ Gibson, Megan (10 June 2014). "Watch Lena Dunham Dance To Sia's "Chandelier" on Late Night with Seth Meyers". Time. 
  71. ^ Kaye, Ben (4 July 2014). "Watch: Sia performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live". Consequence of Sound. 
  72. ^ Jimmy Kimmel & Guillermo Learn Sia's "Chandelier" Dance on YouTube (Uploaded 4 July 2014)
  73. ^ Cho, Diane (29 July 2014). "Ed Sheeran, Grouplove + Sia's Set List for Episode 2 Leaked!". VH1. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  74. ^ Schumann, Rebecka. "Dance Moms Star Maddie Ziegler Responds to SNL Sia ‘Chandelier’ Spoof", IBTimes, 27 October 2014, accessed 5 May 2015
  75. ^ "Watch Kristen Wiig Perform "Chandelier" With Sia on the Grammys". Slate. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  76. ^ "Sia performs Chandelier for Ellen but refuses to show her face". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  77. ^ Caulfield, Keith (16 July 2014). "Sia Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with '1000 Forms of Fear'". Billboard. 
  78. ^ Peters, Mitchell. "Watch Sia's Magnificent Visual Performances of 'Elastic Heart' and 'Chandelier' on 'SNL'", Billboard, 18 January 2015
  79. ^ "Sara Bareilles Covers 'Chandelier' On Little Black Dress Tour". CBS Local Media. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  80. ^ Odinak, Reut (6 August 2014). "Sara Bareilles, Woman in Black". Seattle Weekly. 
  81. ^ Desouza, Evan (15 July 2014). "Sara Bareilles's 'Chandelier' cover will blow your mind". MuchMusic. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  82. ^ Odell, Therese (30 July 2014). "America's Got Talent: Emily West Swings From The Chandelier". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  83. ^ "Twin Atlantic cover Sia's Chandelier in the Live Lounge". BBC. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  84. ^ "The Script Cover Sia's "Chandelier" on BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge": Listen". Direct Lyrics. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  85. ^ "MTV International: James Arthur performs Chandelier". 
  86. ^ McGarry, Lisa (29 November 2014). "X Factor 2014: Andrea Faustini shines with Chandelier & Hero VIDEO". UnrealityTV. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  87. ^ Nowalk, Brandon (9 December 2014). "Review: Selfie: "Imperfect Harmony"". The AV Club. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  88. ^ Daw, Robbie (9 March 2015). "Listen to Glee Take on Sia's "Chandelier": Idolator Premiere". Idolator. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  89. ^ Salmon, Josh (9 January 2015). "BELGIUM: COULD AUSTRALIAN SUPERSTAR SIA COLLABORATE WITH LOÏC NOTTET?". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  90. ^ Kucinskas, Audrey. "VIDEO DU JOUR. "DALS 6" : la danse magistrale du vainqueur Loïc Nottet sur "Chandelier"". leplus.nouvelobs.com (in French). Le Nouvel Observateur. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  91. ^ "Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 - Chandelier". YouTube. Fearless Records. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  92. ^ "Watch SNL's Chandelier Halloween Party Sketch". Stereogum. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  93. ^ Evans, Colleen. "Sia – Chandelier (Miranda Sings cover)", YouTube, August 11, 2014
  94. ^ Li, Shirley (29 June 2015). "TV Recaps: UnREAL: 'Truth'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  95. ^ "The Voice 2015 Blind Audition – Jordan Smith: 'Chandelier'", The Voice, YouTube, September 21, 2015
  96. ^ a b "Chandelier Remixes – EP". Germany: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  97. ^ ‹See Tfm›"Chandelier" (CD single liner notes). Sia. Germany: RCA Records, a division of Sony Music. 2014. 
  98. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Sia – Chandelier" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  99. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sia – Chandelier" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  100. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sia – Chandelier" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  101. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  102. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201435 into search. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  103. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Sia – Chandelier". Tracklisten. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  104. ^ "Sia: Chandelier" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  105. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Sia – Chandelier". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  106. ^ "Greece Digital Songs". Billboard. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  107. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  108. ^ "Chart Track: Week 33, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  109. ^ "Sia – Chandelier Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  110. ^ "מדיה פורסט - לדעת שאתה באוויר". Mediaforest.biz. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  111. ^ "Top Digital Download - Classifica settimanale WK 43 (dal 20-10-2014 al 26-10-2014)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  112. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Japan Hot 100 for Sia. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  113. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20 - Sia". The official lebanese Top 20. 
  114. ^ "Sia: Chandelier" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  115. ^ "Echosmith - Cool Kids SERBIA". www.poptoplista.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-16. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  116. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201436 into search. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  117. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Sia – Chandelier" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  118. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Sia – Chandelier". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  119. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sia – Chandelier". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  120. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Sia. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  121. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Sia. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  122. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Sia. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  123. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Sia. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  124. ^ "Sia – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Sia. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  125. ^ "End of Year Charts – ARIA Top 100 Singles 2014". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  126. ^ "JAHRESHITPARADE SINGLES 2014" (in German). Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  127. ^ "ultratop.be – Ultratop Charts". ultratop.be/nl. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  128. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts – Year End 2014 Singles". ultratop.be/fr. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  129. ^ "2014 Year End Charts — Top Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  130. ^ "Danmarks officielle hitlister" (in Danish). Hitlisten. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. 
  131. ^ "Top Singles France - Chandelier". chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  132. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  133. ^ ""מסתובב" הוא השיר הכי מושמע בישראל" (in Hebrew). Mako.co.il. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  134. ^ "FIMI - Classifiche Annuali 2014 "TOP OF THE MUSIC" FIMI-GfK: un anno di musica italiana" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  135. ^ "Dutch Charts – Jaaroverzichten". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  136. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2014". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  137. ^ "Utwory, których słuchaliśmy w radiu – Airplay 2014" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  138. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2014" (in Swedish). Hitlistan.se. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  139. ^ "Jahreshitparade 2014". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  140. ^ "Chart News: The Official Top 100 Biggest Songs of 2014 Revealed!". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  141. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year End 2014". Billboard.com. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  142. ^ "2014 Year End: ADULT POP SONGS". Billboard.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  143. ^ "Dance Club Songs – Year End 2014". Billboard.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  144. ^ "Pop Songs – Year End 2014". Billboard.com. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  145. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  146. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Year End 2015". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  147. ^ "Classifiche "Top of the Music" 2015 FIMI-GfK: La musica italiana in vetta negli album e nei singoli digitali" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  148. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart - Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  149. ^ "Hot 100: Year End 2015". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  150. ^ "Best of All Time – Singles". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  151. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Sia – Chandelier" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Sia in the field Interpret. Enter Chandelier in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  152. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2015". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  153. ^ "Sia 'Chandelier': Track". IFPI Denmark.  Archived 22 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  154. ^ "French single certifications – Sia – Chandelier" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  155. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sia; 'Chandelier')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  156. ^ "Italian single certifications – Sia – Chandelier" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 9 November 2015.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Sia in the field Filtra. Select 2015 in the field Anno. The certification will load automatically
  157. ^ "Certificaciones – Sia" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  158. ^ "Chandelier (Liam Keegan Radio Edit)" (in Spanish). Novedades y Listas Oficiales de Ventas de Música en España. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  159. ^ "Sia - Chandelier" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  160. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Sia; 'Chandelier')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  161. ^ "British single certifications – Sia – Chandelier". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 28 February 2015.  Enter Chandelier in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  162. ^ "American single certifications – Sia – Chandelier". Recording Industry Association of America. August 14, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  163. ^ "Certificeringer" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. 
  164. ^ "Chandelier – Single". Belgium: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  165. ^ "Chandelier – Single". Brazil: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  166. ^ "Chandelier – Single". France: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. [dead link]
  167. ^ "Chandelier – Single". Norway: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  168. ^ "Chandelier – Single". Portugal: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. [dead link]
  169. ^ "Chandelier – Single". Spain: iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  170. ^ "Chandelier – Single". Sweden: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  171. ^ "Chandelier – Single". bandit.fm (Archived from the original at the Wayback Machine on 27 February 2015).
  172. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". Belgium: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  173. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". Brazil: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  174. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". Canada: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  175. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". Norway: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  176. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". Switzerland: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  177. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". United States: iTunes Store. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  178. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". Australia: iTunes Store. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  179. ^ "Chandelier Remixes – EP". New Zealand: iTunes Store. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  180. ^ Corradini, Paola. "Sia – Chandelier (Monkey Puzzle)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  181. ^ "Chandelier by Sia". Amazon.de. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  182. ^ "Chandelier by Sia". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  183. ^ "Chandelier [Single, Import]". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  184. ^ "Chandelier: Sia". Amazon.fr. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

External links[edit]