Single Review: Sia’s “Chandelier” Sounds Like Rihanna (If Rihanna Could Sing Like Sia)

Sia is returning the favor.

A year and a half after Rihanna does Sia doing Sia’s hit “Diamonds,” Sia hits back with “Chandelier,” in which Sia does Rihanna doing Rihanna if Rihanna could sing like Sia.

If you can make it through the first verse, during which you’ll find yourself thinking things such as “What in the world is she saying?” or “Was she drunk when she recorded this?” to “OMG Sia’s having a stroke!” you’ll find an immense chorus, with some massive belting which Sia quickly flips into an awesome falsetto that’ll give you chills. It’s all so instant and is an admirable bid for Sia to finally become a household name, rather than that chick with the bangs that wrote the best songs on Christina Aguilera’s Bionic*.

The only other issue with “Chandelier” is there lacks a proper bridge, which is becoming all too common in modern pop music, and a respected, talented writer like Sia should be ashamed at the laziness of it all. Take us there Sia!

In the end, Sia has given us a party song that doesn’t feel like a party song. So to that I say: “Party on, Sia!”

Listen to “Chandelier” above.

*Seriously, if you haven’t heard the Sia songs on Aguilera’s Bionic, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Listen here and here.

Law & Order: SVU’s “Ripped From The Headlines”

Guys, SVU is doing a Chris Brown/Rihanna episode…

Watch this episode of Law & Order: SVU, titled “Funny Valentine”, next Wednesday at 9/8 central on NBC.

A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip-hop star. ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney (guest star Tambor). Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Special appearances by Perez Hilton, Dave Navarro and Wendy Williams.

This sounds a lot like the incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna, and – as we all know – Law & Order: SVU isn’t shy about adapting real-life criminal cases for their show. Earlier this season they even did an episode on the popular book series “50 Shades of Grey”.

Is SVU going too far? Comment below!