‘Pretty Hurts’ And 14 Other Songs You Didn’t Know Sia Wrote

The World Cup song? She co-wrote that too.

With Sia’s new album 1000 Forms Of Fear, out yesterday, we have 12 new tracks from the Aussie songwriter herself. But even though Sia (last name Furler) has a chunky discography of her own, she’s made quite a killing writing for other people.

Sure, you knew she wrote “Diamonds” for Rihanna, but did you know she wrote these tracks for other stars?

“Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)” – Ne-Yo
Sia wrote the chorus on this catchy dance track.

“Diamonds” – Rihanna
According to The New York Times, Sia wrote the lyrics to this in 14 minutes.

“Sexercise” – Kylie Minogue
She wrote this and a handful of other songs off Kiss Me Once, which she executive produced.

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“Standing On The Sun” – Beyonce
Sia wrote this with Greg Kurstin, a producer who’s worked with her a bunch, including on her own single “Chandelier.” Although the track didn’t make Bey’s album, it was featured in her H&M ad.

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“Double Rainbow” – Katy Perry
Sia added some color to this Prism track she wrote with Kurstin in 2013.


“Perfume” – Britney Spears
Get a whiff of Sia’s style with this track she wrote with Brit and Christopher Braide.

“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé
Sia and Ammo offered this song to Katy Perry and Rihanna before Beyoncé got it, according to the Times.

“You Lost Me” – Christina Aguilera
She wrote this and two other songs on 2010’s Bionic.

“Cannonball” – Lea Michele
Benny Blanco and Sia aided Michele in writing a song that would mend her broken heart.

“We Are One (Ole Ola)” – Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte
She was one of the writers for this 2014 World Cup theme song.

“Radioactive” – Rita Ora
Sia and Kurstin teamed up again for this EDM-like track.

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“Loved Me Back To Life” – Celine Dion
Sia breathed life into this emotional Celine song.

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“Green Card” – Oh Land
Sia co-wrote this 2013 Wish Bone track.

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“Strange Bird” – Birdy
Sia gave wings to this Fire Within song by the 18-year-old singer.

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“Expertease (Ready Set Go)” – Jennifer Lopez

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