Some People Have Real Problems

Some People Have Real Problems cover

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Album information
Artists: Sia
Released: 8 January 2008
Genre: Pop · alternative
Length: 57:23
Label: Hear Music · Monkey Puzzle
Producer: Jimmy Hogarth
Colour the Small One
Some People Have Real Problems
We Are Born
Singles from Some People Have Real Problems
  1. "Day Too Soon"
  2. "The Girl You Lost to Cocaine"
  3. "Soon We'll Be Found"
  4. "Buttons"

Some People Have Real Problems is the fourth studio album by Sia, released on January 8, 2008.

Background Edit

Sia explained on multiple occasions that the title's 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.

In an interview with KCRW, Sia explained that the album's title was to remind herself not to start complaining about "rich-people problems."

[In the recording studio,] if anyone would complain, the running gag was 'yeah, some people have real problems.'

Trivia Edit

  • Sia explained the U.S edition's cover as 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 perfectly fine.

Track listing Edit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Little Black Sandals" Sia · Dan Carey 4:14
2. "Lentil" Sia · Samuel Dixon 4:27
3. "Day Too Soon" Sia · Dixon 4:24
4. "You Have Been Loved" Sia · Clifford Jones · Peter-John Vettese 4:23
5. "The Girl You Lost to Cocaine" Sia · Rob Allum · Phil Marten · Eddie Myer 2:40
6. "Academia" Sia · Carey 3:16
7. "I Go to Sleep" Ray Davies 3:47
8. "Playground" Sia · Dixon · Felix Bloxsom 3:29
9. "Death By Chocolate" Sia · Greg Kurstin 5:03
10. "Soon We'll Be Found" Sia · Rick Nowels 4:21
11. "Electric Bird" Sia · Henry Binns 4:26
12. "Beautiful Calm Driving" Sia · Dixon 5:02
13. "Lullaby" (including hidden track "Buttons") Sia · Dixon 4:31
Total length: 57:23
Spotify bonus tracks
14. "Buttons" Sia · Freescha 3:20
15. "Cares at the Door" 3:49

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