GLORIA JONES- "TAINTED LOVE" (1964)


New GLORIA JONES video channels!: /> /> ABOUT THIS VIDEO: The undercurrent of change is challenge. In the 50's, the Beats, the Ban The Bomb movement, and Rock'n'Roll challenged the status quo of America as limiting and oppressive. The early 60's continued this with the advent of young idealist JFK, the folk music boom, and most importantly the ongoing Civll Rights struggle. History's biggest generation was poised on the brink of the future. They were discovering that their fathers said one thing and did another. The struggle between their optimism and the system's hypocrisy is still raging today... About Gloria Jones: She was an American soul singer who peaked with this steller tune in '64. It never quite made the mainstream, but was big abroad. She eventually, like Jimi and P.P. Arnold and so many others, found better support and fame in England. In the early 70's she met Marc Bolan of T.Rex. They were steadfast partners until his untimely death in 1977. Their son was responsible for the recent restoration of the T.Rex documentary, "Born To Boogie", shot by Ringo Starr. This song of course finally received its fame in a medley with the Supremes' "Where did Our Love Go" which became a huge hit for English new wave duo Soft Cell in 1982. It's also been remade by Coil, Inspiral Carpets, Marilyn Manson, The Pussycat Dolls, and sampled by Rhianna for "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)". A great site about 60's women rockers to check out is: /> Tym Stevens



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MrThunderwing
Wow, never realised the Soft Cell version wasn't the original.
Oakley Wyatt
WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL THIS IS SO GOOD
Mr Ego
Original is still the best, although when it comes to covers then in my oppinion Soft Cell is still unbeatable. They perfectly covered this song along with adding elements characteristic to the 1980s.
mikeh021
My mind was blown when I found out the Soft Cell version was a cover. I actually kinda prefer the original tbh. lol
Menace Dennis
I thank Gta San Andreas' Master Sounds Radio station for letting me know this song existed
Judy Berger
I've been living a lie. That's the original???
DaSynth
Nothing's better than the original.
Thepomafame
Definetly i prefer Soft Cell version. It's more sexy and the beats are more exciting.
OddsomeOddy
Wait so THAT'S the original? One my life was a lie haha
Deep Sea
GTA SAN ANDREAS
S.A. Hogan
Hard to beat this soulful original but SOFT CELL's New Wave interpretation is just as good (and both beat the pants off a Marilyn Manson version that trades feelings for sonic bombast).
okrajoe
I never realized this version existed.
MrAssikiller
THIS IS THE BEST VERSION!!!!! :D
magicatthemovieS
I know that this is the original, but it feels like a cover of the Soft Cell version.
Moviefan2k4
I'll always like Soft Cell's version better, but this one ain't too bad.
Minsook Yang
Tainted Love, Gloria Jones...
DeepSea King
So many artists trying to make this song better by modernizing it and Bioshock made the best version by taking it to a further past.
Randall J. Rodas
I thought Soft Cell's was the original one :O But MM rocks!
Emily Jane
This version is great, it's catchy and I love the beat but I still prefer Marilyn Manson's version, I just prefer that genre of music.
phonkdaddy
Sound like Good thing by Fine Young Cannibals!
Sean Deigh
"... you hurt me so; if i don't pack my things and go" Is that a Ray Charles reference?
Oferko0
sixties - most creative era in popular music
MsFanmail
this is marc bolan girlfriend singing this
Dash Agar
my life is a lie
philhalo66
i like this version. the 60's style guitar adds charm to it.
Pierot Losfeld
EANT....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shaine MacDonald
This is awesome!
mr8rasheed
MASTER SOUNDS 98.3
Ultraguy87
Master Sounds 98.3
Martin Blackley
Best version of this song
Ente de ficción
Prefiero la versión de La Unión, un gran grupo español. "Lobo-Hombre en París", cuando los ingleses hagan algo parecido, que me avisen.
lucas arteta
soft cell version is faaaaaar faaaaaar better than this
Scaramouche Griff
way better than the remakes
Rey Robles
WOW! I can't believe I just found the original now. It has way more soul in it then SOFT CELL.
ejb375
Sweet Jesus, what a beautiful song. No wonder so many artists covered it!
Matt Dathew
Am actually surprised that people find this old version interesting. it's far too boring compared to soft cell
Grahamhg
Nah, soft cells '81 version is the best.
spaveevo
I wonder why this was a commercial flop in the 60s? It sounds like it should have been a hit in 64.
Galimah
an ok cover of Marilyn Mansons song
joeblowmha
MAKE NEGRO MUSIC GREAT AGAIN
BookimCrocker
Expected this to be shit.Pleasantly surprised..
martin williams
its not just the fact that the original song is from 1964; did anyone catch the narrative of the video; so consuming is it not
Wyatt Evans
This is the best version wtf woo
Gwen Lanter
I don't care for the volume of this.
Jon Cranwell
Classic Northern Soul track, love dancing to this
The Storks
try and stop your feet from tapping
Tim Cross
You clearly, never went to the casino, to listen to this anthem,something very special at the all nighters !
Mark Stevens
The greatest Northern Soul song ever. KTF.
Markus Femling
This is the absolute best version. Also, there exists an "allnighter" mix that is longer. Try to find that one, it´s a killer.
Sakina K
Love the original and Soft Cells! 
Alexey Popov
The best performance of the song ever.
Nikolo Papini
tonight we gonna perform it..Northern Soul-welcome to BAKU Azerbaijan-)
Ace Of Spades
Out of all the versions I've heard this is still my favorite <3
Jacob Cannon
Love the 80's weird obsession with the 50's and the 60's. Shook to my core finding out this is the original. I love it so much more, bless thy YouTube recommend.
Thor Krogh
best version :)
Vanessa Shantae
Soft Cell is sexier. I'm going with him on this
Ultraguy87
Lyrics: Sometimes I feel I've got to Run away I've got to Get away From the pain that you drive into the heart of me The love we share Seems to go nowhere And I've lost my light For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night Once I ran to you (I ran) Now I'll run from you This tainted love you've given I give you all a boy could give you Take my tears and that's not nearly all Oh, tainted love Tainted love Now I know I've got to Run away I've got to Get away You don't really want IT any more from me To make things right You need someone to hold you tight And you'll think love is to pray But I'm sorry I don't pray that way Once I ran to you (I ran) Now I'll run from you This tainted love you've given I give you all a boy could give you Take my tears and that's not nearly all Oh, tainted love Tainted love Don't touch me please I cannot stand the way you tease I love you though you hurt me so Now I'm going to pack my things and go Tainted love, tainted love Tainted love, tainted love Touch me baby, tainted love Touch me baby, tainted love Tainted love Tainted love Tainted love
ALLNEWSUX
This is some hardcore stuff! Just think of the kind of tunes the Beatles, the Stones or James Brown was doing in 1964...this has a much heavier sound than most
Vicky Tate
Gloria version is so amazing her voice is great
Ragnar Lothbrok
San Andreas ! :)
Michael Tuz
Soft Cell version may be iconic, but this original is the best. Love that raw R&B sound!
Kizzume Fowler
Another original version that I play a lot when I DJ.
Jonah Abenhaim
apparently there's 4 versions of this song
CigogneAlsacienne
Soft Cell's version is the best !
elfoxy
Can people recommend similar artists? I love this
eclectica1
I like them both, okay?
Joe Flash 4
I think anyone's who was by far the best was Soft Cell. You can't beat Soft Cells version.
Joyce Sagulla
Mel should wear a warning sign!!!!!!
Isatis Snowfox
But Soft Cell did that well, not Marilyn Manson >.<
GeeBooGie08
I just had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gloria Jones today who stopped by our B.H. office. She was very lovely.
Peter Taylor
good, Beats Marylin Mansin But Soft cell Wins overall
Justin Hamaker
I prefer the '80s pop sound of Soft Cell's version. Although there isn't much difference, the Motown sound isn't as appealing to me.
Deborah Denise Benavidez
I've always loved this song but this is Amazing! I wasn't aware of this original version and of the story of Gloria Jones! She a legend and has made many contributions to music and has overcome a terrible tragedy early on in her life.
T
nothing against this version--which I had no idea existed until just now, but the Soft Cell version is easily the best..and manson just flat out sucks--this version easily better than his
ksj72
This was always meant to be a Soft Cell song. I don't care who originally sang it.
Mel Miller
I like the original and the Marilyn Manson version :)
Carl Wilkinson
I actually loved MM's version, but I agree Soft Cell overall wins.
Nathaniel Winkelmann
I generally prefer originals, but when I discovered that my favorite Softcell song was a cover I figured there was no way that the original could be as moving or as good: oops...
Todor Sergiu
Manson's version is the best. But this one sounds interesting tho ha
Muzicjoy
Still listening in 2016
Selinor578
I think the soft cell version is well worth listening to. I know it's a more well-known version these days, but I'm not shying away from it for that reason.
mondola
I like the Soft Cell version better.
Finn Bjerke
The real thing, copycats should listen carefully. The original is so much better....
leegsy
Sightseers anyone?
Daniel Eyre
As usual: the original's the best.
Aquaman
the original song is the best
altfactor
I didn't even know that Gloria Jones did this song almost twenty years before Soft Cell did! I always thought Soft Cell's version was the first time this song had been recorded.
Thomas T
because Marilyn Manson and Soft cell can't beat the original !
John Thimakis
I didn't know of this version. 🤔
Brad Norman
I'm surprised that The Fine Young Cannibals weren't sued over this rhythm's hook - especially over the intro.  Instead of the horns on the opening chord, FYC used a quick guitar rhythm.  Different chords in the rhythm, but ripped off - no doubt.
Albert Tatlock
without soft cell coveting this song it'd have very few views on YouTube and would have been forgotten. soft cell gave it a new lease of life, they made the song famous, without them nobody would even be looking this up. Gloria made more money from this single after soft cell copied it, they made her famous. just as the Beatles and Elvis did when they covered largely unknown songs and made them well known
maxim winner
Best version of this song!
Kevin Papac
Soft Cell has the best version followed by this version, then crickets chirping for 2 minutes, then the Marilyn Mansion version. IMO, Marilyn Manson destroyed this song after Soft Cell perfected it. 
jackodotcom100
A brilliant song from the hey days of Northern Soul. Excellent footage. Good to know that people are prepared to take tome out to do this stuff. Thank You.
turbo1964
Love this 1964 version.  Nothing like the original.  Soft Cell's was a smash at the time and I'm amazed there was no mainstream mention of the original.  I can feel the spray at 1:48 w/ her " P" in "Please."  Gloria was the GF of  Bolan of T-rex.  Gloria Rocks!
drunken editor
"I prefer (modern version X - MM or soft cell) than this" of course modern production values add flavours that are preferable to our contemporary ears, but i am learning to appreciate these originals based on what they had to work with in the day - original stories, expressed in what they had to work with at the time - imagine if they had the ease of music making today?
The City Kid
like si vienes de taiten love de marylin mason
Roberto Dagostino
the only version- play as loud as you dare!!
Brian Le
Sorry, but NOTHING beats Tainted Love flowing into Where Did Our Love Go as it was done by Soft Cell, its toooooooo fucking perfect, like an accidental rare stroke of musical genius that just happened to occur :P
GothFrance
Soft Cell's wasn't really that bad, though...