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"Clap Your Hands" is the second track from Sia's fifth studio album, We Are Born.

Background Edit

Released on April 13, 2010, the song serves as the album's second single.

Promotion Edit

The song was one of the songs 'made available for preview' on Sia's official YouTube channel in the weeks leading to the release of the album.

Sia performed "Clap Your Hands" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 12 September 2011.

Charts Edit

Chart (2010) Peak

position

Australian Artist (ARIA) 2
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 10
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 28
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard) 23

Music Video Edit

The music video for the song was originally directed by Claire Carre, who also directed the Soon We'll Be Found video, and included Bollywood dancing. However, discontent with the result, Sia recommissioned Kris Moyes, who previously directed Sia's videos for Buttons and The Girl You Lost to Cocaine. The video features Sia as many puppet-characters - an idea which Moyes apparently came up with on the flight to the shoot. Kris Moyes won best video at the 2010 ARIA Awards - his second such award. Of the video Moyes notes, "under less than amazing circumstances (the clip was shot in Sia’s New York apartment), something amazing can be made".

Sia - Clap Your Hands

Sia - Clap Your Hands

Clap Your Hands
Director(s): Kris Moyer
Producer(s): Greg Kurstin
Cast: Sia

Lyrics Edit

Well I've been
Neglecting the good things

(oh oh woah)

Well I've been desiring
The good things
I'm biting the lighting
The good things

(oh oh woah)

I've minding what to see
The good things
Just let me out of my misery

(oh oh woah)
(oh oh)

On a night like this
Get out of misery

(oh oh)

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Turn the lights on my nights
This is life
And we only get one chance

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Come on dance
Take a chance on romance
We only get one shot at this

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Turn the lights on my nights
This is life
And we only get one chance

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Come on dance
Take a chance on romance
We only get one shot at this

Oh, clap your hands

I'm trying to find in the good things
I'm finding this might be a good thing

(oh oh woah woah)

Just let me out of my misery

(oh oh oh)
(oh oh)

On a night like this
Get out of misery

(oh oh)

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Turn the lights on my nights
This is life
And we only get one chance

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Come on dance
Take a chance on romance
We only get one shot at this

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Turn the lights on my nights
This is life
And we only get one chance

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Come on dance
Take a chance on romance
We only get one shot at this

(oh oh)

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Turn the lights on my nights
This is life
And we only get one chance

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Come on dance
Take a chance on romance
We only get one shot at this

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Turn the lights on my nights
This is life
And we only get one chance

Clap your hands
Clap your hands
Come on dance
Take a chance on romance
We only get one shot at this

See also: We Are Born Edit