The Greatest is one of the greatest songs of Sia, written and recorded by her, Greg Kurstin and Lamar in 2016. It is part of the album named This is Acting.
The song was released on the 5th of September 2016 and features a new part with the American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was first performed live on the Apple event, at the launch of the Iphone 7.
The genre of the song is electropop and looking into its composition, we can find elements like piano, vocal and guitar. It is written in the key of C minor, with 96 beats per minute. You can understand more about it, with the help of our free The Greatest piano sheets.
The song was a success, reaching the top of the charts and winning a lot of certifications. The music video also was nominated and won many awards. It reached the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 52, UK Singles at number 49 and a lot more in other countries like Scotland, Finland, Spain or Sweden.
It is considered to be a tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
In comparison with other songs memorializing Orlando, The Greatest is a unique piece of art, because making a pop song about an exact tragedy is not an easy job.
The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, and it was a success even if, like many other Sia videos, you don’t get the idea from the first time you watch the video, with over 650 million views on YouTube. The video sends poignant messages, mainly surviving adversity and haters.
Sia is the pop star of inscrutable meaning but unmistakable emotion and inspirational slogans. When you first hear her songs or watch her videos, you don’t necessarily understand what is it about, you just feel like it’s amazing and heavy meaningful.
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