David Guetta featuring Sia
This is the one I was waiting for since the Nothing But the Beat tracks started leaking over the summer. It’s finally here in all its remixed glory. “Titanium” follows the format of most of the tracks on the Beat album: simple verses linked together by a chorus that really lets the featured vocalist show off what they’ve got, interjected with breakdown moments that let Guetta do what he does best. What makes “Titanium” such a standout is the rawness and honesty in Sia’s delivery; her voice is one that simultaneously delivers a gale force and an idiosyncratic candor that hits you like the words “I love you” pushed through tears. Beyond that, “Titanium” is also an anthem for the lovelorn, the chorus empowering any who’ve been heartbroken to stand up and fight: “I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose/Fire away, fire away/You shoot me down but I won’t fall/I am titanium.” It doesn’t get any better than that. Remixers include Alesso, Nicky Romero, Arno Cost and Gregori Klosman. Also, look for the original recording of “Titanium” with Mary J. Blige on vocals. Compare and contrast.