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post Feb 2 2016, 10:34 AM
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Sia's Official Top 10 biggest hits revealed - including the songs she gave away to other artists
30 January 2016
By Justin Myers


After years as every pop lovers' favourite secret, Sia finally hit the big time in 2011 when she guested on David Guetta's Titanium - a track she penned but didn't actually intend to perform on (reports claim it was originally meant for Mary J Blige).

Since then, the Aussie singer-songwriter has been involved with some mighty hits – both from her own solo career and as the mastermind behind smashes for pop's biggest stars.

She's just released her seventh studio album This Is Acting, a collection of songs which, although sung brilliantly here by Sia herself, were penned with other singers in mind (including Rihanna and Beyonce) but for whatever reason didn't end up with their intended owners.

To mark its release, we count down Sia's Official Top 10 biggest songs; both those she sings herself, and the ones she gave away...

Sia as performer
When it comes to songs where Sia's doing the singing, her biggest song is a very big one indeed. Titanium, which she wrote and featured on with David Guetta, hit Number 1 in 2012, and has notched up chart sales of 1.38 million, combining downloads and streams. It's the biggest Sia-related song overall.

Runner-up is the mighty Chandelier, which Sia wrote with Rihanna and Beyoncé in mind. Lucky she kept it for herself; it was her first Top 10 with a solo credit for over 14 years and has racked up a chart sales tally of 982,500 to date.

Her third biggest track as a performer is her 2012 team-up with Flo Rida, Wild Ones. It might have missed the Top 3 (peaking at Number 4), but has an impressive 813,000 chart sales to its name.

Sia's Official Top 10 biggest songs appears below. Special mention goes to her (uncredited) feature on Zero 7's Destiny, which finishes just outside the Top 10 at Number 11.

Sia's Official Top 10 Biggest Songs are:

TITLE ARTIST
1 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 1,380,000 Streams Added
2 CHANDELIER SIA 982,500 Streams Added
3 WILD ONES FLO RIDA FT SIA 813,000 Streams Added
4 ELASTIC HEART SIA
5 SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES) DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
6 BANG MY HEAD DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 167,000 Streams Added
7 BREATHE ME SIA
8 ALIVE SIA 128,000 Streams Added
9 GUTS OVER FEAR EMINEM FT SIA
10 BIG GIRLS CRY SIA

©2016 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

Sia as writer
Sia's not possessive when it comes to the tracks she writes; she's more than willing to share the love. And when she does, the results are pretty huge.

Sia added her Midas touch to Diamonds, Rihanna's 2012 Number 1. It became Rihanna's fourth million-seller, and Sia's second, with a combined chart sales figure of 1.19 million! Unsurprisingly, Diamonds also features highly in Rihanna's Official Top 40 biggest songs chart.

Ne-Yo's most recent chart-topper Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) also had its own share of Sia magic - it's her second biggest song as a writer, with combined sales of over 450,000.

Other big songs Sia's had a hand in include Jessie J's Flashlight (305,000 combined sales) and Beyoncé's Pretty Hurts (111,000); the latter reportedly being one of 60 songs she wrote for the superstar's recent album.

Two Christina Aguilera tracks make the Top 10 – Bound To You from her Burlesque movie soundtrack and You Lost Me from her 2010 Bionic album - the song that arguably made the wider world a sit up and notice Sia's songwriting talent.

The Official Top 10 songs written (or co-written) by Sia:

TITLE ARTIST
1 DIAMONDS RIHANNA 1,190,000 Streams Added
2 LET ME LOVE YOU NE-YO 450,000 Streams Added
3 FLASHLIGHT JESSIE J 305,000 Streams Added
4 RADIOACTIVE RITA ORA
5 PRETTY HURTS BEYONCE 111,000 Streams Added
6 LOVE ME BACK TO LIFE CELINE DION
7 WE ARE ONE PITBULL FT JENNIFER LOPEZ
8 INVINCIBLE KELLY CLARKSON
9 BOUND TO YOU CHRISTINA AGUILERA
10 YOU LOST ME CHRISTINA AGUILERA

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Sales info with streams included! cheer.gif

'You Lost Me' is easily one of my favourite songs ever, thrilled its made an appearance in Sia's Top 10 that she (co-)wrote for other artists.

I've also added sales for 'Alive' and 'Bang My Head', which shows that 'Breathe Me' has sold well over 100k as I had guessed but couldn't prove.
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post Feb 2 2016, 10:50 AM
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For all the songs Sia writes for other artists, only a couple have been huge. I guess most artists like her to write album tracks for them and then don't pick them as singles.
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Oh I actually thought she wrote a hell of a lot more popular songs than that ohmy.gif
What a great artist though wub.gif
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post Feb 2 2016, 11:05 AM
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FYI, if anyone was expecting to see 'Taken for Granted' in the Top 10, it's sold an estimated 65k whereas 'Big Girls Cry' had sold 70k by the time it left the chart in June last year.
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Guts Over Fear is really underrated, has such a striking chorus and should never have dropped that fast from the top 10.
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I will be so happy to see 'Chandelier' make that million, I never would have imagined that at the time it was released. So richly deserved! wub.gif 'Titanium' deserves its success too!

'Destiny' is gorgeous and sultry.

Hate 'Diamonds' and 'Let Me Love You'. puke.gif
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For some reason I thought Sia had more "big" hits by other artists, asides from Diamonds, none of them are that memorable.

In terms of her own singles, I love Breathe Me, and wish it was another million seller.
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QUOTE(Joe. @ Feb 2 2016, 01:21 PM) *
For some reason I thought Sia had more "big" hits by other artists, asides from Diamonds, none of them are that memorable.

In terms of her own singles, I love Breathe Me, and wish it was another million seller.


I'm completely amazed by the fact it's done more than 128k, although I know it has featured prominently in TV shows and stuff.
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Have they missed out Taken For Granted?..
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Feb 2 2016, 02:32 PM) *
Have they missed out Taken For Granted?..

No, see Liam's comment in post 5, that surprised me too!
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I could have sworn she'd written more massive songs for other artists too! ohmy.gif

Slightly off-topic but I'd love to see a similar list for Ryan Tedder, he's written a ridiculous number of popular songs!
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There's no denying she is a fantastic songwriter and has a very powerful voice. But I find her tone so irritating. And her diction is absolutely awful. I can't stand most of the songs she sings on.
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