Sia Channels The ’80s In ‘Move Your Body’ Lyric Video

Move Your Body

Calling all ’80s babies and John Hughes fans—Sia has just released your favourite video of the year. The New Zealand singer is still gaining mileage from her incredible 2016 album This Is Acting, having already released videos for “Cheap Thrills,” “Bird Set Free,” “Alive,” and “The Greatest,” off the deluxe version of the disc.

Now, Sia has dropped the fifth video from This Is Acting with “Move Your Body” and it’s four minutes of retro goodness. The lyric video centers around a little girl forced to pose for glamour shots with her parents (cue the fake lazers). After spotting a Sia-style wig and black mask, the little girl feels empowered to dance and inspire other ‘mall’ models around her to feel free in front of the camera.

The video has a number of nods to famous ’80s moments, including Michael Jackson’s red leather jacket and the close up shot of dancing shoes, which seemed to appear in every film from Footloose to The Breakfast Club.


The little girl even closes her performance with a move taken straight from Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club.

Ally Sheedy

Directed by Lior Moclho, the video is shot with a filter to make it look dated, with the mall setting a clear nod to a location that was favoured during movies and TV shows in the 1980s.

Sia is up for three Grammy’s in February, including Best Pop Vocal Album for This Is Acting, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Cheap Thrills” featuring Sean Paul, and Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Try Everything” from Zootopia.