Song of the Day #3,009: ‘Cheap Thrills’ – Sia feat. Sean Paul

sia_cheap_thrills‘Cheap Thrills,’ the latest from Sia, lands at #4 this week. This song was initially written for inclusion on Rihanna’s Anti but didn’t make the cut. It found a home on This is Acting, a collection of songs Sia wrote for other artists, and wound up as a hit for her.

‘Cheap Thrills’ likely would have been a hit for Rihanna as well — it’s very radio friendly — but I don’t know how well it would have fit on Anti, which largely eschews this sort of party song.

It certainly worked out for Sia. However, I do prefer the earlier version of this single, minus the interjections of Sean Paul and with 100% more Maddie Ziegler dancing.

[Verse 1]
Come on, come on, turn the radio on
It’s Friday night and I won’t be long
Gotta do my hair, put my make up on
It’s Friday night and I won’t be long

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Til I hit the dance floor
Hit the dance floor
I got all I need
No, I ain’t got cash
I ain’t got cash
But I got you baby

[Chorus]
Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
But I don’t need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don’t need no money
As long as I keep dancing

[Verse 2]
Come on, come on, turn the radio on
It’s Saturday and I won’t be long
Gotta paint my nails, put my high heels on
It’s Saturday and I won’t be long

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Til I hit the dance floor
Hit the dance floor
I got all I need
No, I ain’t got cash
I ain’t got cash
But I got you baby

[Chorus]
Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
I don’t need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don’t need no money
As long as I keep dancing

[Bridge]
(I love cheap thrills)
(I love cheap thrills)
I don’t need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don’t need no money
As long as I keep dancing
Oh, oh

[Chorus]
Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
I don’t need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don’t need no money
As long as I keep dancing

[Outro]
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,009: ‘Cheap Thrills’ – Sia feat. Sean Paul

  1. Dana says:

    There is no denying that Sia can write a catchy pop song. I think this one works both with or without the Sean Paul interjections.

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