Titanium! A song that is powerfully ahead of its time, when now and goes beyond just being a song. It is a very empowering take on bullying by Sia and David Guetta. Even after a decade, anyone who has been bullied can relate to this number. Titanium was released in 2011 on December 21 and now stands with over 1.5 billion. This song was the fourth single from David Guetta’s fifth studio album named “Nothing but the Beat.” It was written by Sia, David Guetta, Afro Jack, and Giorgio Tuinfort.
How to Download David Guetta – Titanium ft. Sia
You can download the song from Amazon Music or Apple Music. Click on the Download button at the end of this review. If you like David Guetta, check out also his other songs: Say My Name and Goodbye. Sia fans should check out Cheap Thrills, Dusk Till Dawn, and Chandelier.
The Song Review
Sia – The Powerhouse behind Titanium!
Titanium was a pop song in its own style, yet it was very modern at the time of its release. That is why; it naturally stood out. However, the real potential of this song was its message about bullying. Sia’s lyrics are the real driving force behind this song. She is known for writing honest and emotional songs.
Titanium for Sia turned out to be a genuine song. It is more of an anthem of empowerment that took a pop touch to rock. Vocals b Sia perfectly complemented the music production of David Guetta. It turned out to be a stalwart collaboration.
However, you need to know that Sia was not supposed to be part of the final version. In fact, she just sang the brief demo after writing. The demo was passed to Katy Perry and Mary J. Blige. However, things did not work out with these two singers. Katy Perry listened to Sia’s demo and just loved it. She recommended David keep Sia in it. The rest is history and how incredibly well it was rolled out.
David requested Sia to be in the song. Sia agreed on one condition that she would not be part of the song promotion, including the music video.
The song went on to gain massive commercial and critical success.
The song did a phenomenal job on music charts. In the UK, the song took the No. 1 spot on the UK music chart. That ultimately made it Sia’s first song to be at No. 1 and David Guetta’s fifth No. 1 single. That is why; this song was a defining project for Sia in her career. It debuted on the No. 3 on the French music charts.
Moreover, the song was in the top 10 in several countries, including the USA, Denmark, Finland, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and New Zealand.
Titanium was extensively applauded and positively reviewed by critics. Critics at the Digital Spy referred to the song as the Record standout. The Guardian praised Sia for hit and wrote that she handled the album’s best hook well. Moreover, the critics at the Dallas Voice praised the lyrics and wrote that the collaborative lyrics elevate this song to a higher level than any previous track. They also referred to the song as clever writing by Sia.
On the other hand, the song received some negative feedback as well due to its lyrics. It was pulled out from many radio stations because the lyrics had gun-related words.
Let us now talk about its music video and composition.
Music Video & Composition
The titanium music video is one epic piece. It shows a kid running from a deserted school. Special Forces chase him because he has superpowers. Finally, he is caught in a forest, and then he uses his superpowers to repel the armed men.
In terms of music composition, it is an urban dance and house song. It has a tempo of 126 beats each minute.