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"Cheap Thrills" is the sixth track from Sia's seventh studio album, This Is Acting. Released on December 17, 2015, the song serves as the album's fourth single. This song was originally meant for Rihanna, along with another song called "Reaper". The song currently has 3 versions, one solo version, one with Sean Paul, and one with Nicky Jam.

After 23 weeks on the Billboard's hot 100, Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' became number one[1] in the US.

Background Edit

Sia - Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft04:22

Sia - Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft. Sean Paul

Rihanna's manager approached Sia to write a soulful song for Rihanna akin to their previous collaboration, "Diamonds". Sia went to Greg Kurstin and both came up with "Cheap Thrills". The song was sent to Rihanna but was passed on. Sia told Rolling Stone that she put the song in the album because it felt "very summer and fun":

I really liked listening to it which makes me feel masturbatory, but I wouldn't normally be just jamming out to my own tunes. There's something really uplifting about it that put me in a good mood, and I would just pretend it wasn't me singing. It felt very summer and fun, and I was like, "I'll put that on there."
— Sia[2]
Sia - Cheap Thrills (Performance Edit)03:38

Sia - Cheap Thrills (Performance Edit)

Cheap Thrills
Cast: Maddie Ziegler, Nick Lanzisera, Wyatt Rocker

Lyrics Edit

Sia uploaded a lyric video of the song in her VEVO account.[3]

Come on, come on, turn the radio on
It's Friday night and I won't be long
Gotta do my hair, I put my makeup on
It's Friday night and I won't be long

Til I hit the dancefloor
Hit the dancefloor
I got all I need
No I ain't got cash
No 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)
But 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 I won't be long
Gotta paint my nails, put my high heels on
It's Saturday and I won't be long

Till I hit the dancefloor
Hit the dancefloor
I got all I need
No I ain't got cash
No 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)
But 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
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)

References Edit

  1. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7446766/sia-cheap-thrills-sean-paul-no-1-hot-100
  2. Spanos, Brittany (3 December 2015). "Sia on Reclaiming Adele, Rihanna's Unwanted Hits". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYh-n7EOtMA


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