Sia's said she knew 'Chandelier' was for her and her only as soon as she'd written it.
Having a chat to your friend and ours Ryan Seacrest (as quoted here in a news story whose headline directly contradicts our one), the 'The Girl You Lost to Cocaine' hitmaker had this to say about the song's creation:
"I usually think, 'Oh this would work for Rihanna', or 'this would be a good one for Bey or Katy'. But this time I was like, 'Uh oh I think I just wrote a full-blown pop song for myself by accident!'"
"My friend [and songwriter] Jesse Shatkin and I were jamming in the studio – I was playing piano and him on the marimba – and this gem popped out."