Refried Music

A Selection of Cover Songs

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Song:Tainted Love
Cover Artist:Soft Cell
Album (Year):Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
Original Artist:Gloria Jones


Sorry, for not posting anything for a while. Between my main computer giving up the ghost and my daughter being born I’ve not been in the position to dedicate time to music so much as I’d like. To make up for that, today I’m posting a song that probably 99% of you believe to be an original.

‘Tainted Love’ is one of those one-hit wonder songs of the early 80’s that was such a huge hit that it has since been sampled extensively, used in commercials, television and movies, and added to almost every 80’s new wave compilation ever made. However, before it was a 1981 career highlight hit for UK synthpop band Soft Cell, it was a buried B-side to a failed 1965 single by soul artist Gloria Jones.

Your mind, It is blown.

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

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Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

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