80s Song of the Day: Tainted Love by Soft Cell

This tainted love you’ve given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that’s not nearly all

tainted love

Tainted Love by Soft Cell was released on July 7, 1981 in the United Kingdom. It featured Where Did Our Love Go as the AA side. (The U.S. single, released in 1982, featured Memorabilia as the B side.) The song, originally released in 1965 by Gloria Jones, was the second single from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.

The song was a No. 1 hit in the United Kingdom. It spent a record-breaking 43 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States before peaking at No. 8 in the summer of 1982.

Watch the music video for the song.

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