Today, when you hear the word chandelier, the decorative branched-out ceiling light will be the second thing on your mind. First, definitely, will be Sia’s iconic 2014 lead single Chandelier. Sia is a powerhouse. In 2014, she made a striking comeback after a four years hiatus from the music industry. She came with a bang. The chandelier is a lead single from Sia’s 2014 album 1000 Form of Fear, which is her sixth studio album. It was released on March 17, 2014. It was bound to be a banger. Currently, the song’s music video has over 2.3 billion views on YouTube.
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The Song Review
The song became a smashing hit and a commercial success. Right after its release, the song got into the top 5 in over 20 countries. Chandelier topped the charts at No. 1 in Australia, Sia’s home ground. It was groundbreaking for Sia as Chandelier became her first to be on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It took the No. 8 spot on the chart. In addition, the song topped at the No. 6 spot on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.
Plus, Sia’s album was certified Platinum by Music Canada. Besides that, it was certified as quadruple platinum by the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association).
Chandelier went on to gain momentous critical acclaim. Billboard even listed Chandelier among the “The Best Songs of 2014”. Critics at Pitchfork wrote that the song “is enough to make want to swing from the chandelier.” The song also received four nominations for the 57th Grammy Music Awards.
Thank God! But why?
Do you know that this song nearly went to Rihanna or Beyoncé? Yes! Sia was written various hit songs for other big singers. It was planned to offer this song to Beyoncé or Rihanna. However, Thank God! Sia decided to keep this song for herself.
Time Magazine wrote about it, “disarming, unforgettable, listen that will make you glad Sia kept this one for herself.” Well, we completely agree with Time Magazine.
The song denotes various human states. You will sense elements of melancholy. Moreover, there are emotions associated with Alcoholism, such as guilt and emptiness.
The chandelier is a masterpiece! Let us talk about it now.
Sia plays a masterstroke as she directed the music video herself, along with Daniel Askill. Chandelier’s music video features the incredibly talented Maddie Ziegler, who is an American dancer. Maggie was just 11 years old at that time. The video was so good that Billboard declared the video 18th Best Music Video of the 21st Century in the year 2014.
The video begins in a dark-toned apartment, which appears to be empty. This apartment is messy and deserted. Maggie appears through a door. She wears a blonde wig and a nude costume. Here the magic begins! She goes on to perform an interpretive dance number. Ziegler dances in an erratic manner. She is seen crawling, kicking, twirling, and spinning.
This music video bagged the Best Music award at the MTV Music Video Awards. Moreover, it was once the 13th most video of all time on YT.
Chandelier Music & Lyrics
In the musical aspect, Chandelier is an electro-pop ballad. Moreover, it features militant drumming and gradually rising synthesizers. In addition, you will sense a hip-hop beat with reggae influences and electronica. Sia’s intensive vocals perfectly complement the music.
In the lyrical sense, the song is all about melancholy. What we gather is that the song denotes that song depicts an oscillation, which is now blurring. It is between self-destruction and celebratory feelings. The lyrics are also associated with addiction and alcoholism. Overall, it is a perfect party number.
You can also now swing from the chandelier!