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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Showing impatience in the wake of the chart failure of "Memorabilia", Phonogram Records allowed Soft Cell to record a second and final single in an attempt to score a chart hit. In July 1981 they release their third single, ‘Tainted Love’ which was backed by "Where Did Our Love Go?". This was an obscure 1964 northern soul track originally sung by Gloria Jones (the girlfriend of Marc Bolan) and written by Ed Cobb of The Four Preps.
The A-side of the 12 inch single of "Tainted Love" actually featured a two-song medley, with "Tainted Love" blending into the Motown classic "Where Did Our Love Go" by The supremes. There was also a version that had "Memorabilia" as the B side (which had been the A side of their second single). The A side appeared on their debut album, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. The two B sides did not but were added as bonus tracks when the album was re-released on CD.

"Tainted Love" was a number-one hit in seventeen countries, including the United Kingdom, as well as a number-eight single in the United States during 1982, and went on to set a then- Guinness World Record for the longest consecutive stay on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart (43 weeks). Usually, an artist releasing a cover version as a single would opt to write the song that appears on the B-side as this would still entitle the artist to some songwriting royalties stemming from sales of that single. However, as Soft Cell wrote neither "Tainted Love" nor "Where Did Our Love Go" (the 7" B-side track), they lost the opportunity to make a greater sum of money from songwriting royalties stemming from one of the most popular songs of the '80s. Almond expressed regret for this in his book, and chalked the error up to naïveté (1).

video

You can download the following by clicking on the link

Original Video

2nd Version of the Video relesed in 1991

Album Version

Hot Trax Mix

(Cell Out) DMC Remastered 2007

12" Mix

2xs Remix

Dakeyne Remix

Rare Extended Remix

Single Version

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