51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 41: Sia – Chandelier

This week, I’m handing over the controls of my music time machine to my next guest blogger. Many of you may already know him as ‘Steve McSteveface’ but, when it comes to music, he’s one of the industries experts. So, without further ado, I’ll go and catch up on that pile of ironing while Steve takes you on a trip to 2014.

51 weeks 51 songs from the past poster

We’ve all done it so let’s start sharing them out! What song do you sing and dance around the kitchen too? If you’re not brave enough to dance around your kitchen then what song makes you sing and dance inside?

I would have to choose a song that is fast becoming one of my all-time favourites. It’s been number one in my end of year playlists twice and I’m quite sure will continue to feature highly for years to come. 

What’s the song? It’s “Chandelier” by the awesome Sia. 

I love it. I love Sia’s voice. I love the video that accompanies the song and I really, really love lip-syncing along while trying to make my own attempt at interpretive dance around the kitchen as I wait for my dinner to cook! Interestingly enough, there doesn’t always have to be wine involved for me to do this. Although a glass of wine usually loosens up my limbs a bit more and I’ve sometimes even been known to go from just lip-syncing along to actual singing!

If you love the video version, then the live version (of which there are so many) is possibly even more awesome!

Joking aside – I’d love to be able to just belt out this song. I’ll never be able to sing like Sia but after watching the clip below from a great show called “Please Like Me” maybe I just have to find my own key or tone to be able to sing it? 

I’ve been driving my partner Greg crazy recently because I sing the same line over and over while in the shower trying to sing it just like Arnold does. Maybe I’ll get there one day. I did manage to teach myself the cup songSo nothing is unachievable if you practise enough, right?

As far as the song itself goes, it was the one that introduced me to Sia, and she has so many other amazing songs. If you’ve not heard much of her other stuff, then I highly recommend you go take a listen. 

What about you? What’s your “sing-along-dance-along” song? I’d really love to know. Maybe if we get enough suggestions, I can put them all together on a Spotify playlist, and we might even all end up singing and dancing along at the same time!

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post from Hugh. And a big thank you to Kat who published a blog post on a favourite song that always helps to brighten up a dark day.

Thanks to Hugh for allowing me to ramble on his blog, and if you want to hear more of my rambles come and see me at –




But, before I hand the controls back to Hugh, I almost forgot to say that I specifically didn’t mention the fact that there is a video of me on my about page where I wear a Sia wig, hiding in the corner pretending to be Sia. I’m pretty sure no one wants to see that, but you’re welcome to take a peek…if you like.

Blogger, Writer and DJ, Steve McPherson
Blogger, Writer and DJ, Steve McPherson

Want to join Hugh in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? There’s not much time left, but you can still leave a link in the comments section and showcase your next song.

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  1. Well, where have I been? Dare I say it, I’ve never heard of her, but my sons probably have. She certainly has a unique voice. Thanks for broadening my horizons a little bit! 😊

  2. Hi, Steve – Nice to meet you here! Thanks for the introduction to Sia (yup, Hugh’s Series has confirmed that I had been living under a rock)! 🙂
    The song that causes me to dance in my kitchen is Robyn’s ‘Call Your Girlfriend’. Makes me move every single time!
    PS – Hugh – People still iron?

  3. I like this song a lot also thank you for that special version. Haha, I can relate to singing one and the same line over and over again… sometimes they get stuck in our heads… lol!

  4. I didn’t like this song when it first came out but it has really grown on me! I heard a man sing it (don’t remember his name but I think it was on a talent show like X Factor or something) and it almost brought me to tears! (in a nice way)!
    I shall have to check you out in your wig! My sing-a-long- song this week is by a group I just can’t resist joining in with! This particular song is so sad, but I great tune to screech along with!! https://youtu.be/92cwKCU8Z5c

  5. Thanks for having me Hugh and I hope I left the time machine in the same way I found it. There was a mad dash last night having to clean everything up to be fair lol.

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