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"Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?"
Single by Paloma Faith
from the album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?
B-side"Sexy Chick" (Live From BBC 1's Radio Live Lounge)
Released21 December 2009
FormatDigital download
  • Pop
  • soul
LabelEpic Records
  • Paloma Faith
  • Ed Harcourt
Producer(s)Ed Harcourt
Paloma Faith singles chronology

"Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?" is a song by English recording artist Paloma Faith from her 2009 debut studio album of the same name. It was released on 21 December 2009, and peaked at number 64 on the UK Singles Chart.


  • 1 Critical reception
  • 2 Chart performance
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Track listing
  • 5 Charts
  • 6 Release history
  • 7 References

Critical reception

Digital Spy gave the song 4/5, saying; 'Better yet, the song itself sustains the weight of her lyrical pretensions. A sumptuous, string-swathed ballad whose charms unfurl after three or four plays - all sung in Faith's customary dramatic way of course - it's elegant, filled with intrigue and as aromatic as a boudoir whose tart keeps forgetting to snuff out the candles'.[1]

Chart performance

Despite Faith's first two singles reaching the top 20, "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?" failed to reach the top 20.

The single began to receive increased radio airplay throughout December 2009 and January 2010. As such, the single began to receive increasing amounts of digital downloads, and the song finally entered the UK Singles Chart on 2 January 2010 at number 90. It peaked at number 64 spending one week in the chart.[2]

Music video

The music video for the song was released on 20 November 2009.[3] The video has a retro style, and is similar to the "New York" video. It was directed by Chris Sweeney.

The music video starts with Paloma sitting in a dressing room, then she is standing on a stage singing. She is singing about her boyfriend from her previous music video, Tyrone, who is back with her but she has to pretend she still loves him.

Track listing

Digital download[4]


  1. ^ "Single Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Chart Stats - Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful
  3. ^ "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Official Video". YouTube. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  4. ^ - Faith,Paloma - Stone Cold Sober
  5. ^ "Paloma Faith: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?". iTunes. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
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