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"Buttons" is the fourteenth track from Sia's fourth studio album, Some People Have Real Problems. It is a hidden track on the international version with "Lullaby," and a bonus track on the Australian version. Released on November 25, 2008, the song serves as the album's fourth and final single.

Critical Reception Edit

In a review of the album We Are Born, Bradley Stern of MuuMuse said "Bubblier up-tempos, such as 'Buttons' ... demonstrated Sia's ability to go beyond the realm of the ballad."

Tracklist Edit

The Remixes (US)
  1. Buttons (Jimmy Vallance Edit) – 2:58
  2. Buttons (Jimmy Vallance Remix) – 7:02
  3. Buttons (Chris Lake Remix) – 6:42
  4. Buttons (Chris Lake Dub) – 6:40
  5. Buttons (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix) – 6:57
  6. Buttons (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Dub) – 6:15
New Zealand Version
  1. Buttons (Bart Hendrix Deep Dope Remix) – 6:10
The Remixes (International)
  1. Buttons (Jimmy Vallance Edit) – 2:58
  2. Buttons (Original Mix) – 7:02
  3. Buttons (Chris Lake Vocal Mix) – 6:42
  4. Buttons (Markus Schulz Vocal Mix) – 6:57
  5. Buttons (CSS Remix) – 3:26
  6. Buttons (Filterheadz Remix) – 7:45
  7. Buttons (Chris Lake Dub Mix) – 6:40
  8. Buttons (Markus Schulz Dub Mix) – 6:15

Chart Perfomance Edit

The single "Buttons" and the album Some People Have Real Problems both debuted on their respective ARIA charts on the week commencing 6 April 2009. This was a result of a combination of Sia completing her first Australian tour, coupled with television and other appearances (including a gig in Sydney's iTunes store).

Weekly Charts Edit

Chart Peak Position
Australia (ARIA) 61
Australian Artists (ARIA) 14
(ARIA) Hit Seekers 1

Music Video Edit

Sia - Buttons

Sia - Buttons

Buttons
Release date: July 2007
Director(s): Kris Moyer
Cast: Sia

The music video was very controversial due to Sia's face being distorted by pegs, string, net and condoms. Due to the negative comments about her appearance, Sia blogged about the disappointment of reading this, specifically referencing reading about her snaggletooth. This video was one of her most recognisable clips to date.

Lyrics Edit

You got me pushing imaginary buttons
Step away from me lover, away from me lover
You got me counting imaginary school children
Get away from me lover, away from me lover
Yes I can see that your carpet is animated
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
Yes I see open wounds in everyone I've dated
Away from me lover, get away from me lover

I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do

You got me turning all the lights on and off
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
When will you see that I am carrying this stuff?
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
Can't you see that I am losing my marbles?
It's marvellous losing another, losing another

I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do

Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
Get away from me lover, away from me lover
Step away from me lover, away from me lover
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover