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Sia: Cheap Thrills Meaning

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Song Released: 2016


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Cheap Thrills Lyrics

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

'Til I hit the dance floor
Hit the dance floor
I got all I need
No I ain't got cash
I...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2017 report

    It means that money is not needed to have fun and do cool things and you dont need money do be happy.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2017 report

    Money isn't everything... There are many things that don't cost much money but are priceless.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2018 report

    Urban dictionary says that
    a) a cheap thrill means doing things that usually of short enjoyment. (slang created at 2016, apparently, after sia's song)

    b) a booty call. If a man asks a girl to go and do cheap thrills it means he's asking free sex
    (slang created at 2009, before Sia's song).

    Before these urban dictionary explanations I always thought it actually means to do vain empty things with no meaning, shallow happiness, short and shallow enjoyment

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 13th report

    Well I think sia is saying that we don't need money to have fun. the cheap means we'll cheap and the thrills is enjoyment. Something injoyable that cast nothing.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 10th report

    I think that sia is telling us that life's not just about money or luxury that in life money does not give us pure happiness you should just be free to have fun the way you want and enjoy true happiness.

  6. anonymous
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    May 3rd report

    Personally, I think that this song is trying to show that you really don't need money to have fun.
    Let's try to break down the term "Cheap Thrills".
    "Cheap" is literally cheap. Not expensive, not costly, just cheap.
    Now, "Thrills", in this case, would mean things that bring enjoyment.
    So, "Cheap thrills" in this case would literally mean non-expensive things that bring enjoyment and that kind of speaks for itself.
    Of course, this is just my interpretation, so feel free to disagree :)

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2020 report

    It's known that Sia has been sober for years. But even with that sobriety she can still go to the club and dance and have fun without buying anything to boost her mood like alcohol.

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2019 report

    It's about a girl and a guy who had fun without spending money.

    For the recent post, fake videoclip? You can make videos about girls and guys having fun without spending money. You have to invite a group of girls and guys and sort of follow her video or you can make your own video that is similar but with a different setting or try singing or wholesome games. Pick a wholesome place, whether outdoors or indoors. Ex.at the park or choose a multipurpose hall or gym that is free to use, etc. Hope this helps.

    Responded before next week

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2019 report

    I have to make a fake videoclip on Sia Cheap thrills. What kind of videos can i make? Pls respond before next week

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2019 report

    Dem alltag nach einer langen woche zu entfliehen, auch wenn es nur fuer kurze zeit ist. Spass zu haben, sich frei zu fuehlen und die sorgen fuer ein paar stunden vergessen zu koennen.

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2019 report

    cheap thrills indicate to a priceless enjoyment that the everyone want there no need money

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 16th 2018 report

    Listen to the song and have fun.This is a wonderful song.we really don't need Money for enjoyment.when ever you want to enjoy just feel the beats and keep dancing on the dance floor.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2018 report

    I think that the black & white background means that in the past time they used to have fun without money (drugs, alcohol, etc) well in this video looks like they supposed to... It's a nice song and a good lyric

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2017 report

    The real meaning is that you dont really need money or any meaningless hookups to have fun, you are capable of having fun by yourself, go out, hit the dance floor and dance to your heart's content. Coz in the end money cannot buy all the love that you need......

  15. anonymous
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    May 31st 2017 report

    This song means we donot need money to have fun or simply it is needed to have good friends then we can enjoy...

  16. anonymous
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    May 27th 2017 report

    My daughter tried to tell me it was about her being a prostitute...but I sure don't hear that. Reading the lyrics, it says to me that she's saying she doesn't need a lot of money to go out and have fun. Dancing is a great release of tension and brings pleasure...it's free.

  17. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2017 report

    This songs means that money isn't required to have a good song. This song has a good beat to it and makes clear that even the poorest of people can have a good time.

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2016 report

    I think it has an element of sarcasm. The background song title sounds almost like children.

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