Just this past week, Sia’s latest album 1000 Forms Of Fear debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. As a longtime fan, it is definitely well-deserved, and I’m glad to see other people discovering what I’ve known for over a decade.
Sia was originally introduced to American audiences as the main voice of the band Zero 7. She provides lead vocals on several of their tracks, spanning multiple albums. Her first solo CD was released in 2000, but it wasn’t until her song “Breathe Me” was included in the series finale of HBO’s Six Feet Under, that people really started to take notice.
I didn’t even realize that she had been the vocalist for Zero 7 when I started getting into her solo work in 2008. That was the year she released her fourth studio album Some People Have Real Problems. In 2010 she released another album, We Are Born, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she really hit the mainstream, writing and providing vocals for the David Guetta track, “Titanium” which became an instant hit.
If you’ve only been a fan since then, you might not be familiar with her older material, so I put together this playlist of what I consider the 15 most essential Sia tracks (from 2010 and earlier), solo songs and a few from Zero 7 as well. Give it a listen and you’ll discover that Sia has one of the most amazing voices in music today!