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9 Songs That You Probably Didn't Know Were Written By Sia

Sia has become a full-blown pop star over the course of the last year or so (even despite her best efforts to stay out of the limelight). But did you know that she's been writing hits for other artists for much much longer? Here's a list of hit songs that you might be surprised to find out were written by Sia. 

1. Beyonce - Pretty Hurts

Sia helped write this highlight from Beyonce's universally adored self-titled LP. There's actually a demo version that she cut floating around on YouTube. Rumor has it that the song was offered to Katy Perry and Rihanna, but both decided to pass on it. I think we can all agree that was for the best. 

2. Rihanna - Diamonds

The super-producer team of Benny Blanco and Stargate built the track to "Diamonds" before asking Sia to pen the lyrics. Apparently Sia came through and knocked out the lyrics in just 14 minutes! Now that's efficient hit-making. 

3. Britney Spears - Perfume

Britney's gone on record saying "Perfume" is her favorite song from her 2013 LP Britney Jean, which makes a whole lot of sense when you find out that Sia had a hand in writing it.

 

4. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)
This one's another Sia/Stargate collaboration. She built the lyrics out from the chorus, "Let me love you, and I will love you/ Until you learn to love yourself," before sending it to Ne-Yo to tweak to his liking. 

5. Celine Dion - Loved Me Back to Life
It's hard to think of a better fit to belt out a Sia song than Celine Dion. Sia wrote "Loved Me Back to Life" with Hasham "Sham" Hussain and Denarius "Motesart" Motes, and the trio were praised for pushing Dion in a new musical direction. 

6. Lea Michele - Cannonball 

It's true! Sia helped write the former Glee star's debut single with a team of superstar songwriters and producers. Lea claims that the song helped her cope in the aftermath of boyfriend Cory Monteith's tragic death. 

7. Rita Ora - Radioactive 

Yep, chalk another EDM infused anthem to Sia's name. She posted the video to Facebook back in 2012 saying, "Radioactive! Another song I wrote that I'm super proud of!!Rita Ora SMASHES the vocal!"

8. Pitbull - We Are One (Ole Ola) 

That's right! Sia helped write the official song of the 2014 World Cup! Check that GOAL off your bucket list, girl. *ahem*

9. Kelly Clarkson - Invincible 

Back in 2012, Kelly Clarkson performed a cover of Sia's song "Breathe Me" in concert. Upon hearing this, Sia tweeted at Kelly saying "I LOVE YOU GIRL," to which Kelly replied saying it was one of her favorite songs of all time. Sia then countered with "Nice to meet you! I've been trying to write you a hit and will continue to submit things! Hugs!" Could this be the exchange that lead to the two collaborating on "Invincible"? Our guess is yes!

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