Here’s the video for Sia’s updated version of “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” from the Annie soundtrack. The video features Quvenzhané Wallis and a gang of her pals dancing around Central Park and Columbus Circle, looking for smiles and high fives from the people passing by. They also invade Times Square and even the Good Morning America studio. The video does not feature Sia herself, but of course that’s not really surprising.
Music purists may wind up hating this dance-pop version of the song (I was expecting the worst—think Jay-Z co-opting the “Hard Knock Life” refrain for his own raps—but was pleasantly surprised. This tune is catchy!
So, give it a fair shot: you never know if it will dethrone “Let It Go” as the only song your children will let you listen to in the car.