Recycle It!: Sia Takes On The Power of Madonna With 'Oh, Father'

Monday, April 26, 2010


When I peeped the tracklisting for Sia's upcoming We Are Born effort (Wikipedia never lies...), I couldn't help get a little excited of the prospect of the Aussie songstress tackling Madonna's 1989 single, "Oh, Father". The track is one of Madonna's most obscure ballads that sort of gets short changed due to meatier ballads like "Live To Tell" and "Take A Bow". The song was even low charting upon it's release, being the first Madonna single in seven years since her 1983 debut to not hit the top 10 spot. Still chart performance never was a predictor of quality as this is one of the most beautiful yet heart tugging pieces on the Like A Prayer set and it actually one of Madonna's most reflective and personal manifestos that showcased the Material Girl reinventing her sound on a grander level. At a recent performance at San Diego's House of Blues, Sia took her rendition to the stage to test out on her attentive crowd, and the results are nothing short of "wowie" with a side of "yeah, yeah, yes". Wonder how the album version will sound? To compare, I included a live version of "Oh Father" from Madonna's fantastic Blonde Ambition Tour circa 1990. [via AJW]

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