Only Love Can Hurt Like This – Paloma Faith

Now I’m not saying Paloma Faith is the greatest pop singer of all time. I’m not even saying she has the most pom poms sewn onto her outfits and the maddest dress sense. Nor am I saying that her song is better than Hole. I’m not saying this beats out Lady Marmalade or LadySmith Black Mambazo or Lady Gaga or for that matter Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, Ladies Night, Ladyfingers, Ladytron or Lady Sovereign.

I am saying it’s hard to rank music. I am saying we’re alulruata burrrdah hurdle bubble wobble and quite a long distance from the last all out full on pop star torch song ballad we posted. And that will not do.

I am saying, if we’re saying best ever, of all time, the greatest there has ever been? I am saying. This should probably be Dusty or Diana or Dolly. But pop music keeps moving keeps turning up new gems! Paloma’s big eyed ballad feels like some timeless Häagen Diaz.

We can’t have a list of this much greatness and not have Only Love Can Hurt Like This on it.

Once a art school graduated retro styled pop princess, always…


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