The Motown song that became a 70s Northern Soul scene favourite, and a huge 80s pop hit in a version by Soft Cell. From January 2008.
Originally a Motown song written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones, Tainted Love became famous on the UK's Northern Soul scene in the late 1970s.
It was heard by Marc Almond and Dave Ball who later became Soft Cell, and recorded a classic version.
Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact.
Producer: Sara Conkey
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.
- Tue 22 Jan 2008 13:30
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