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Cheap Thrills
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Cheap Thrills

Sia
Album:
This Is Acting

Song Meaning of Cheap Thrills by Sia


A song by Australian singer and songwriter Sia from her seventh studio album, This Is Acting.


Greg Kurstin produced and co-wrote "Cheap Thrills" with Sia. It was initially intended for Rihanna to perform it on her 2016 album Anti, however that plan was scrapped.


"Her manager said, 'We want 'Diamonds.'" [Sia wrote "Diamonds" for Rihanna] We need soul. We want some music that has feeling," she recalled to Rolling Stone. "I went to Greg and that's what we came up with. I realized just as soon as I was cutting it that it sounded a little bit too Brit-pop for her. It's more Icona Pop. We did actually send it to her, but they passed on it, and then I just couldn't stop listening to it in the car."

"There's something really uplifting about it that put me in a good mood, and I would just pretend it wasn't me singing [laughs]," Sia continued. "It felt very summer and fun, and I was like, "I'll put that on there."


"Cheap Thrills" became Sia's first number one single in the US Billboard Hot 100 when it reached its highest position there. It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, reaching the top spot in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, and Spain.


Lyrics of the song Cheap Thrills by Sia


Come on, come on, turn the radio on

It's Friday night and it won't be long

Gotta do my hair, put my make-up on

It's Friday night and it won't be long 'til I

 

Hit the dancefloor

Hit the dancefloor

I got all I need

No I ain't got cash

I ain't got cash

But I got you baby

 

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight

(I love cheap thrills!)

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight

(I love cheap thrills!)

I don't need no money

As long as I can feel the beat

I don't need no money

As long as I keep dancing

 

Come on come on, turn the radio on

It's Saturday and it won't be long

Gotta paint my nails, put my high heels on

It's Saturday and it won't be long 'til I

 

Hit the dancefloor

Hit the dancefloor

I got all I need

No I ain't got cash

I ain't got cash

But I got you baby

 

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight

(I love cheap thrills!)

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight

(I love cheap thrills!)

I don't need no money

As long as I can feel the beat

I don't need no money

As long as I keep dancing

 

(I love cheap thrills!)

(I love cheap thrills!)

I don't need no money

As long as I can feel the beat

I don't need no money

As long as I keep dancing

Oh, oh

 

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight

(I love cheap thrills!)

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight

(I love cheap thrills!)

I don't need no money

As long as I can feel the beat

I don't need no money

As long as I keep dancing

 

La, la, la, la, la, la, la

(I love cheap thrills!)

La, la, la, la, la, la, la

(I love cheap thrills!)

La, la, la, la, la, la, la

(I love cheap thrills!)

La, la, la, la, la, la

(I love cheap thrills!)

Release Date

2015

Songwriter/s

Sia Furler, Greg Kurstin, Sean Paul Henriques (remix)

Producer/s

Greg Kurstin

Label/s

Inertia, Monkey Puzzle, RCA

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