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  • Tainted Love

    Sue Rogers posted on October 05, 2015 09:46

    Download the Lyrics and Chords

    Thanks to Claude Lacelle for the suggestion. Note that there will be an aluminum cookie sheet involved in playing this song at the jam! wink

    American artist Gloria Jones recorded the original version of "Tainted Love", which was written and produced by Ed Cobb. It was the B-side to the 1965 single "My Bad Boy's Comin' Home", which was a commercial flop, failing to chart in either the US or the UK. English vocal-and-synth duo Soft Cell became aware of the song through its status as a UK "Northern Soul" hit, and recorded a drastically different arrangement in 1981. "Tainted Love" rapidly reached #1 on the UK singles chart. "Tainted Love" was the best-selling single in the UK and Canada for 1981. In The USA the song reached #8 during the summer of 1982 and spent a then record-breaking 43 weeks on the Hot 100.

    ****REVISED/REFORMATTED February 6, 2020 - SR****

     

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