Sia covers “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” for Annie remake — listen

On December 19th, a new adaptation of Annie that updates its original Depression-era setting to present day New York City will hit theaters. With the film’s modern setting comes a modern soundtrack featuring three songs by Sia, including a collaboration with Beck. As a preview of the release, Sia’s first contribution to the film has been unveiled: a modern reimagining of “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”, a classic number from the 1977 musical.

Sia has almost entirely reworked the song, giving it a glossy and 21st century sheen. Along with booming pop production also comes new lyrics. While I’m not too familiar with the original source material, I’m fairly certain the girls at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage didn’t kick off the song with, “America, let’s turn it up!” That said, Sia’s a pleasant take on a classic musical and might just introduce a new generation to Broadway. Listen in below (via Stereogum).

The film was directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits) and executive produced by Jay Z and Will Smith. It stars Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie and features Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, along with Jamie Foxx as 2014’s answer to Daddy Warbucks, Will Stacks. The film’s official soundtrack is out on November 17th via Roc Nation Records / Madison Gate Records.

Annie Original Soundtrack Tracklist
01. “Overture” – Cast
02. “Maybe” – Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith and Amanda Troya
03. “It’s The Hard-Knock Life” – Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith and Amanda Troya
04. “Tomorrow” – Quvenzhané Wallis
05. “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” (2014 Film Version) – Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne & Stephanie Kurtzuba
06. “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” (2014 Film Version) – Sia
07. “Moonquake Lake” – Sia and Beck
08. “Little Girls” (2014 Film Version) – Cameron Diaz
09. “The City’s Yours” – Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis
10. “Opportunity” – Quvenzhané Wallis
11. “Easy Street” (2014 Film Version) – Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale
12. “Who Am I?” – Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhané Wallis
13. “I Don’t Need Anything But You” (2014 Film Version) – Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis and Rose Byrne
14. “Tomorrow” (Reprise) – Cast
15. “Opportunity” (Sia Version) – Sia


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