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"To Be Human" is a song recorded by Australian singer Sia featuring English singer Labrinth for the soundtrack to the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman. It was released as a single on 25 May 2017 by WaterTower Music.[2]

"To Be Human"
Sia Labrinth To Be Human Single Cover.jpg
Single by Sia featuring Labrinth
from the album Wonder Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Released25 May 2017
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
GenrePop
Length4:01
LabelWaterTower Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Labrinth
  • Oli Kraus (additional)
  • Christopher Braide (Sia vocal production)
Sia singles chronology
"Waterfall"
(2017)
"To Be Human"
(2017)
"Free Me"
(2017)
Labrinth singles chronology
"Make Me (Cry)"
(2016)
"To Be Human"
(2017)
"Misbehaving"
(2017)

CompositionEdit

"To Be Human" is a ballad;[3] some critics believed it reflects the film's core relationship between Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Chris Pine's Steve Trevor. Lyrically, the song express a love that can conquer all odds. It is the only non-instrumental song on the soundtrack album.[4]

Critical receptionEdit

In Rolling Stone, Brittany Spanos thought with the "cinematic" single, Sia "creates a sweeping, epic musical moment."[5] Lauren Tom for Billboard wrote, "Sia's powerful song reflects the film’s underlying message," noting the singer "channels her inner Wonder Woman."[6] Megan Davies in Digital Spy opined the song is a "powerful new anthem."[7] Randall Colburn of Consequence of Sound wrote, "The swelling, anthemic track, is a rousing one, bound to underscore a tender moment between Gal Gadot and co-star Chris Pine."[8]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[9] 117
US Anglo (Monitor Latino)[10] 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "To Be Human". Deezer. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Wonder Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Amazon. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  3. ^ Breihan, Tom (25 May 2017). "Sia – "To Be Human" (Feat. Labrinth)". Stereogum. Retrieved 6 June 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Listen now: Sia debuts powerful song "To Be Human" off "Wonder Woman" soundtrack". ABC News. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ Spanos, Brittany (25 May 2017). "Hear Sia's Sweeping New Anthem 'To Be Human' from 'Wonder Woman' Soundtrack". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ Tom, Lauren (25 May 2017). "Sia Channels Her Inner 'Wonder Woman' with New 'To Be Human' Single for Soundtrack: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  7. ^ Megan, Davies (25 May 2017). "Sia releases a powerful new anthem in Wonder Woman soundtrack song 'To Be Human'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  8. ^ Colburn, Randall (25 May 2017). "Sia shares 'To Be Human' from the Wonder Woman soundtrack — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 24, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Top 20 Anglo USA" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.

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