“Cheap Thrills” is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Sia from her seventh studio album, This Is Acting (2016). It was written by Sia and Greg Kurstin, and produced by Kurstin. It was originally released on 17 December 2015, and an official remix version of “Cheap Thrills” featuring Jamaican singer Sean Paul was made available for digital download on 11 February 2016 as the album’s second single. This version was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The song is a “bouncy”, “reggae-tinged” synthpop and dancehall song that incorporates “a constant tropical beat and electropop-style synth layers”. Paul added his own lyrics to the remix of the song.
In the United States, “Cheap Thrills” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 becoming Sia’s first number one single in the chart, and Paul’s first since “Temperature” in 2006; it also topped the national Mainstream Top 40 and Radio Songs charts. It reached the top position in many countries, including Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain; as well as the top-10 in Australia, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number two on its UK Singles Chart. At the APRA Music Awards of 2018, “Cheap Thrills” won Most Played Australian Work Overseas for its songwriters, Sia and Kurstin. It won the award again at the APRA Music Awards of 2019 and again at the APRA Music Awards of 2020.