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"Move Your Body" is the fourth track and last single from Sia's seventh studio album, This Is Acting.

BackgroundEdit

"Move Your Body" was originally intended for Shakira, but was rejected. Sia commented on her interview in 2015 with Rolling Stone, saying, "One of them is a Shakira reject, which there's no doubt when you hear it. You'll know that it was a Shakira reject because I sound like Shakira."

Critical Reception Edit

Overall response to the song was mixed. Alex McCown-Levy of The A.V. Club wrote: "Move Your Body, [Sia's] attempt at a straight-up Europop dance-floor jam, suffers from a lack of distinction. It's an obvious play for a club hit, but it feels a bit predictable and safe—enjoyable, yes, but so calculated as to be stripped of any sense of engagement, like Robyn on autopilot." Carl Wilson of Billboardcalled the song "overwhelming", while Lindsay Zolandz of Vulture.com deemed it "the most ridiculous song on This Is Acting. Idolator's Kathy Iandoli argued that the song "makes a valiant attempt to lighten things up a bit." Writing for The Guardian, Kitty Empire said: "There is nothing wrong with [Move Your Body], if you like your pop as gusty as a typhoon."

Single Mix Edit

This song came out as single in Junary 12 2017. The track was edited to make it longer and with a different mix.

Charts Edit

Weekly Charts Edit

Chart (2016–17) Peak

position

Australia (ARIA) 34
Australia Dance (ARIA) 9
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 11
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 82
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 95
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 8
Finland Download (Latauslista) 1
France (SNEP) 62
Hungary (Single Top 40) 33
Ireland (IRMA) 19
Italy (FIMI) 90
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 25
Mexico (Billboard Ingles Airplay) 1
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ) 2
Norway (VG-lista) 3
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)  2
Poland (Dance Top 50) 5
Russia Airplay (Tophit) 87
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 27
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 45
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 57
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 59
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 1
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard) 24

End-Year Charts Edit

Chart (2017) Position Poland (ZPAV) 14
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 7

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales France (SNEP) Gold 75,000*
Italy (FIMI) Gold 25,000
Poland (ZPAV) Platinum 20,000*
Sweden (GLF) Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) Silver 200,000

Lyric Video Edit

A lyric video of "Move Your Body" was uploaded on Sia's Vevo account on YouTube on 12 January 2017. The video is set in a photography studio in an American Mall in 1987, and features a girl (portrayed by Lilliana Ketchman) and her parents in a glamour photo shoot until she runs off set, where she finds Sia's signature black-and-blonde wig in a dressing room and tries it on. She then photobombs strangers' posed pictures until her parents drag her away, but the strangers invite her back for even more photos and dance along with her. It is notable that the girl elects to leave her shoes behind; most of the dance moves expected of her require precise footwork that cannot be done in the sneakers the girl is wearing, so the music video sets up an excuse for her to be in just socks (despite a dusty studio floor), when she is seen leaving her shoes behind so she can squeeze through a wardrobe. The young girl is also shown wearing a black facemask that obscures all her facial features, which is a typical signature of Sia. The music video itself heavily implies that the young girl is supposed to be Sia as a child, and viewers are witnessing the moment of the stage persona's birth.

Sia - Move Your Body (Single Mix) -Lyric-

Sia - Move Your Body (Single Mix) -Lyric-

Official Audio Edit

Sia - Move Your Body (Audio)

Sia - Move Your Body (Audio)

Official Remix Audio Edit

Sia - Move Your Body (Alan Walker Remix) -Audio-

Sia - Move Your Body (Alan Walker Remix) -Audio-

Lyrics Edit

Poetry on your body
You got it in every way
Can't you see it's you I am watchin'
I am hot for you in every way

So turn around, let me see you
Wanna free you with my rhythm
I know you can't get enough
When I turn up with my rhythm

Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna feel you move to the music
And let the movement be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)
Your body's poetry, won't you speak to me
Won't you let me be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)
I wanna feel you move to the music
And let the movement be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)

Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah
Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah

Poetry in your body got me started
May it never end
Feel my rhythm in your system
This is living, I'm your only friend
Feel the beat in your chest
Beat your chest like an animal
Free the beast from it's cage
Free the rage like an animal

Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna feel you move to the music
And let the movement be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)
Your body's poetry, won't you speak to me
Won't you let me be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)
I wanna feel you move to the music
And let the movement be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)

Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah
Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah

You body's poetry
Move your body for me
You're body's poetry
Move your body for me
Me, me, me, me, me, me, me...


Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna feel you move to the music
And let the movement be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)
Your body's poetry, won't you speak to me
Won't you let me be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)
I wanna feel you move to the music
And let the movement be the rhythm tonight
(Move your body, move your body)

Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah
Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah
Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah
Oh wo wo wo oh wo wo wo woah

Versions Edit

  • Album version – 4:07
  • Single mix – 4:12
  • Alan Walker Remix – 3:37

See Also: This Is Acting Edit