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"Big Girls Cry" is the third single and second track from Sia's sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear. It was released on June 25, 2014 and written by Sia and Christopher Braide.

Music video Edit

On April 2, 2015, a video for the song was released on Sia's Vevo YouTube channel. The video features Maddie Ziegler in her trademark flesh-coloured leotard and blonde Sia bob facing the camera, in front of a black background, contorting her face and using her hands to express a slew of emotions. At one point a pair of hands come into the frame (shown in behind-the-scenes footage to be Sia's own hands) manipulating Ziegler's face and covering her mouth, they appear to lift Ziegler by the throat into the air until only her kicking feet are shown, then Ziegler drops back into the frame to resume her emotive facial contortions.[1]

Sia revealed, in a behind-the-scenes video for "Elastic Heart", that she would be making a trilogy of videos with Ziegler. As in the first two videos in the series ("Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart"), the clip for "Big Girls Cry" was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill and choreographed by Ryan Heffington.[2] As of February 2016, the video had received more than 100 million views.[3]

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Sia - Big Girls Cry (Official Video)

Big Girls Cry
Release date: April 2, 2015
Director(s): Sia, Daniel Askill
Producer(s): Greg Kurstin
Cast: Maddie Ziegler

Charts Edit

Weekly charts Edit

Chart (2014–15) Peak

position

Australia (ARIA) 16
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 54
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 29
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 64
France (SNEP) 18
Ireland (IRMA) 60
Israel (Media Forest) 7
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 51
Serbia (IFPI) 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 77
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 3

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[4] Platinum 70,000^
  • sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone

Lyrics Edit

Tough girl in the fast lane
No time for love, no time for hate
No drama, no time for games
Tough girl whose soul aches

I'm at home, on my own
Check my phone, nothing though
Act busy, order in
Pay TV, it’s agony

I may cry ruinin' my makeup
Wash away all the things you've taken
And I don't care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their heart is breaking

Tough girl, I'm in pain
It's lonely at the top, black outs and airplanes
And I still pour you a glass, of champagne
Tough girl whose soul aches

I'm at home, on my own
Check my phone, nothing, though
Act busy, order in
Pay TV, it’s agony

I may cry ruinin' my makeup
Wash away all the things you’ve taken
And I don’t care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking

I wake up, I wake up, I wake up, I wake up
I wake up, I wake up, I wake up, I wake up
I wake up, I wake up, I wake up, I wake up
I wake up alone

I may cry ruinin' my makeup
Wash away all the things you’ve taken
And I don’t care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their heart is breaking

References Edit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NhKWZpkw1Q
  2. http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/watch-sias-emotional-new-big-girls-cry-video-ft-maddie-ziegler/
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NhKWZpkw1Q
  4. http://www.noise11.com/news/aria-singles-meghan-trainor-and-john-legend-debut-at-no-1-20150627

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