WVAU’s #4 Song of 2014: Sia – "Chandelier"

Ryan Shepard

Courtesy of Popjustice.

Yes, I went to one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country for high school and I attend one of the best universities in the country, but I just learned what the word “chandelier‰” meant about fifteen minutes ago. Seriously? Yes. Thanks Webster‰’s!

Back to the topic at hand, Sia‰’s “Chandelier” is one of the best songs of the year. After listening to my favorite album of the year, J. Cole‰’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, for about the sixth time in a row, I decided to listen to Sia‰’s “Chandelier” again. That‰’s when I remembered why I love this song. 

It‰’s free and well-written. Don‰’t forget that Sia has written for the likes of Rihanna, Britney Spears and Katy Perry. She know how to write a hit and “Chandelier‰” is no different. It‰’s not the most meaningful song, but for for a few minutes you‰’re allowed to be free and feel happiness, pain, sadness and freedom all at the same time. 

On top of this, it‰’s brilliantly crafted. The production of the song matched with Sia‰’s great vocal performance allows you to connect with the artist for those special four minutes. I doubt that it will win song of the year or record of the year at the 2015 Grammys, but its nominations are well-earned and deserved.