TAINTED LOVE

Latest update on 02/07/2020

Artist: Gloria Jones
Author: Ed Cobb
Label: Champion
Year: 1964

Once Mrs. Marc Bolan (T-Rex). She was driving the Austin Mini when Marc got killed. Northern Soul classic distributed by Vee-Jay.

Covers:

1975:

Ruth Swann

1975:

Jezebelles

1981:

Soft Cell [electro-disco, n°1 UK & B; author Ed Cobb took Soft Cell out for cocktails, the least he could do, teasing them to cover The Standells' Dirty Water, another song he wrote (see there)]

1982:

Aimable [accordion version]

1983:

David Phillips & The Hot Rod Gang [rockabilly version]

1985:

P.J. Proby

1985:

Coil

1986:

Remayns [garage revivalists with a soul song coming from the original garage rock era]

1987:

Rupert Everett [in film Hearts Of Fire]

1989:

Impedance [hit UK]

1992:

Flying Pickets

1992:

Inspiral Carpets

1996:

Icon [hit UK]

2002:

Marilyn Manson

2005:

Pussycat Dolls [in medley with Where Did Our Love Go]

2006:

Rihanna [more than just a Soft Cell sample in S.O.S.; n°1 US]

2006:

Paul Young

2006:

Milk Inc

2009:

Imelda May [live]

Tainted love wasn't yet known as AIDS in '81, not even in New York gay bars, let alone in '64.

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