Friday, September 19, 2014

My Weekend Crush

Sometimes I fall in love with songs ridiculously late. I have no one buy myself to blame, obviously. This is partly because my new song consumption consists of what I hear on the radio driving to and from work and/or getting groceries, mostly. The other part is because of my cranky resistance at watching music vides online – isn’t that what MTV should be for? But now, four months after it was released, I’ve finally watched the video for Sia’s “Chandelier.” I loved the song at first listen, but kind of forgot about it. But for whatever reason it has been coming on a lot on my drives again – or maybe I’ve just been taking more road trips. And I finally took the time to watch the video. Holy shit. And then I watched her live performance (complete with tiny dancer) on Ellen from earlier this year. Holy shiiittt. Now I feel doubly terrible for ignoring this song for so long. Stupid, stupid me. I should have known better, since my love for Sia’s work (and Sia’s weirdness) is already well documented. Long story short, I may be the last member on the late bus, but I will happily give credit where credit is due. Sia’s “Chandelier” is amazing. But then, you already knew that months and months and months ago. Happy weekend, all.



p.s. “Chandelier” is, indeed, amazing. But trying to sing along with “Chandelier” in the car proves how un-amazing a singer you really are. Them notes? They’re hard. Damn hard.

p.p.s. OMG, you guys, thanks to this video I can now sing “Chandelier” no problem. Even Sia loves it. I haven’t laughed so hard at something I am not sure I was supposed to laugh at in a long time. AHM GOHNA SWEEN FRAHNA CHEHNDOLEE! FRAHNA CHEHNDOLEE!!

7 comments:

Voo said...

I laughed so much at that instructional video my stomach hurt! :D

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Anonymous said...

A remix that's worth it...
https://soundcloud.com/basecampmusique/sia-chandelier-basecamp-remix

Carmen SanDiego said...

I was also late to the chandelier bus and had never seen the instructional video before. Damn.
Have a great weekend DS

Christinc1 said...

Thanks for the laugh w/that 2nd video! Also, if youve not seen Sara Bareille's cover of Chandelier from her recent tour here's a link to one of the performances: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlqEj3TcAEI

Simply T said...

I love how the song has a hypnotic vibe, and Sia's voice is fantastic...and then this video of Felicia Ricci trumps it all. Thank you for that.

Shasta said...

I live under a musical mushroom (ok that makes no sense) so I hadn't ever heard that song. I watched the video just in time to know what was happening on Dancing With The Stars tonight. I recommend having a look for Sia's performance. Wee Maddie dances and she's joined by the phenomenal Allison Holker. Adds another interesting layer to the whole thing. And if anyone has never seen Allison dance, you're missing out!