"Some People Have Real Problems" (stylised on some websites as "Some People Have REAL Problems") is the fourth studio album by the Australian singer & songwriter SiaFurler and was released globally to music retailers on January 8, 2008.
Sia has explained on multiple different occasions that the title's unique inspiration came from her realization of being privileged:
During recording people would come in and complain about traffic, and I'd say, 'Some people have real problems.' Like, they're waiting for a lung or they don't have a mum. I thought it would be a funny name for an album. And then I thought if I were to get rich and successful I would remember to not turn into an asshole. But I am one, so it didn't work.
Sia has explained that the U.S edition's album cover's meaning is that the girl on the left is upset because it's raining on her, but the girl on the left has no arms or legs and she's happy living her life.
The track "Buttons" was a hidden track on the standard edition on the album, however when the track gained popularity it was stripped from the track "Lullaby" on the Deluxe and Spotify version of the album and soon became a single with a music video being filmed alongside it.
There were a large number of cut tracks on this record, with most of them being B-Sides. The tracks "Bring It To Me" and "Blame It On The Radio" were the B-Sides to the singles "Soon We'll Be Found" and "TheGirl You Lost To Cocaine" respectively. The first track on Sia's first live album titled "Pictures" has also been considered a cut track from the album. Finally, there are three unreleased songs that were leaked in late 2016 (one being a snippet) "The Corner", "Untangle You" and "Losing You" have been thought to be cut tracks from the album, however this hasn't been officially confirmed.