#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “T” is for “Tainted Love”

I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music industry.

Did you know that “Tainted Love” was originally recorded by singer Gloria Jones in 1964? I did not know!! It really became famous after it was reworked by the British synthpop duo Soft Cell in 1981. Let’s watch and listen to the 1981 hit first:

And here’s the original 1964 version by Gloria Jones:

Which version do you like better?

19 thoughts on “#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “T” is for “Tainted Love”

  1. This song was “the shape of things to come!!!” I also didn’t know it was a remake. Great job M! I was also amazed how cool the original sounded with out having the aid of all the electronic music! I love both versions! Lets now remember one of the greatest commercials of ALL TIME…..

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  2. Hari OM
    This was one of my own personal faves of the 80s… and although I knew it have been a previous hit, I have never until today seen or heard the older version – and golly does it hold up well!!! Thank you so much for digging it out of the archives for us! YAM xx
    T=Thistle

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