Healing Is Difficult

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Healing Is Difficult
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Studio album by
  • 9 July 2001 (UK)
  • 28 May 2002 (US)
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: 18 September 2000
  3. "Drink to Get Drunk"
    Released: January 2001

Healing Is Difficult is the second studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Sia Furler. It was released in the United Kingdom on 9 July 2001 and in the United States 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, and 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, 55 in Belgium and number 1 on that country's Dance Chart.

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]

1."Fear"Sia Furler
  • Sia Furler
  • Sam Frank
2."Drink to Get Drunk"
  • Furler
  • Sam Frank
3."Taken for Granted"FurlerNigel Corsbie4:35
4."Blow It All Away"
Blair Mackichan4:40
5."Get Me"
  • Furler
  • Frank
6."I'm Not Important to You"
  • Furler
  • Frank
7."Sober and Unkissed"Furler
  • Furler
  • Jesse Flavell
8."Healing Is Difficult"Furler 5:24
9."Judge Me"
  • Furler
  • Frank
10."Little Man"
  • Furler
  • Frank
  • Furler
  • Frank
Total length:57:02
  • Otto Williams played bass on tracks 1 and 7.
  • Quadraphonic (Richard Louis Simmonds and Tony Rapacioli) played strings on tracks 2 and 3.
  • Isobel Dunn arranged and played strings on track 4.
  • Blair MacKichan played strings on and produced track 4.
  • Jesse Flavell played guitar on and produced track 7.


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



Chart (2001–02) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 99


Year Song Peak
2000 "Taken for Granted" 10 UK Singles Chart
13 Irish Singles Chart
"Little Man" 85 UK Singles Chart
67 Irish Singles Chart
2001 "Drink to Get Drunk" (Different Gear vs. Sia) 91 UK Singles Chart
85 Dutch Top 100
55 Belgian Ultratop Top 75
2002 "Taken for Granted" 100 Australian Singles Chart


  1. ^ Andy Puleston. "Sia Healing Is Difficult Review". BBC. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ Jon O'Brien. Healing Is Difficult at AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sia's Biography – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures". Last.fm. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Australia's Official Music Charts". ARIA Charts. 13 February 2012. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2012.