Sia’s “The Greatest”

Music Video of the Week


For her latest music video, Sia showcases the mind-blowing dance moves of 49 kids—including her usual featured dancer Maddie Ziegler—to represent the 49 lives lost at The Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando last June. As Sia sings the lyrics to the song (“I’m free to be the greatest…I’m alive”), Ziegler and her cohorts dance frenetically, creating the kind of mass of energy you’d see on a nightclub dance floor. Then, at the end, their bodies crumple to the floor. It’s a powerful video that has you mesmerized from the start.