GLORIA JONES- "TAINTED LOVE" (1964)


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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



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.
Judy Berger
I've been living a lie. That's the original???
Menace Dennis
I thank Gta San Andreas' Master Sounds Radio station for letting me know this song existed
mikeh021
My mind was blown when I found out the Soft Cell version was a cover. I actually kinda prefer the original tbh. lol
Oferko0
sixties - most creative era in popular music
OddsomeOddy
Wait so THAT'S the original? One my life was a lie haha
Deep Sea
GTA SAN ANDREAS
spaveevo
I wonder why this was a commercial flop in the 60s? It sounds like it should have been a hit in 64.
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.
Sean Deigh
"... you hurt me so; if i don't pack my things and go" Is that a Ray Charles reference?
DaSynth
Nothing's better than the original.
Michael Tuz
Soft Cell version may be iconic, but this original is the best. Love that raw R&B sound!
MrAssikiller
THIS IS THE BEST VERSION!!!!! :D
Aquaman
the original song is the best
Valcir Firmino da Silva
Eu realmente não sabia quem era o real compositor... Mas na voz do Marc Almond/ Soft Cell ficou sensacional!!!!!
cats holic
Tainted Love, Gloria Jones...
mr8rasheed
MASTER SOUNDS 98.3
Gwen Lanter
I don't care for the volume of this.
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.
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?
John Flanagan
The original, and best version, from 1964... over to you, Gloria. (Northern Soul special).
Alexey Popov
The best performance of the song ever.
ejb375
Sweet Jesus, what a beautiful song. No wonder so many artists covered it!
philhalo66
i like this version. the 60's style guitar adds charm to it.
Rey Robles
WOW! I can't believe I just found the original now. It has way more soul in it then SOFT CELL.
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).
Robbie Arroyo
Fun fact: Gloria Jones was Marc Bolan's girlfriend (T. Rex). Less fun fact: She was the driver in the car crash that took his life.
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
steve tunstall
I love introducing people to this, most of whom agree this is the best version by far
OG Prans
best version :)
Kizzume Fowler
Another original version that I play a lot when I DJ.
90% are NPCs
I love the Marilyn Manson version, I appreciate the Soft Cell version, but the original is still better.
Thomas T
because Marilyn Manson and Soft cell can't beat the original !
The City Kid
like si vienes de taiten love de marylin mason
Nikolo Papini
tonight we gonna perform it..Northern Soul-welcome to BAKU Azerbaijan-)
Jon Cranwell
Classic Northern Soul track, love dancing to this
Martin Blackley
Best version of this song
steve tunstall
By far the best version by a country mile KTF
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.
Ragnar Lothbrok
San Andreas ! :)
Finn Bjerke
The real thing, copycats should listen carefully. The original is so much better....
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.
Mark Stevens
The greatest Northern Soul song ever. KTF.
The Storks
try and stop your feet from tapping
bricknose
It's interesting to hear the comparisons between the versions. 1964 by Gloria Jones, 1981 by Soft Cell, and then 2001 by 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.
Cubeholic Girl
This version is awesome!! But I like the Duffy's version too <3
MsFanmail
this is marc bolan girlfriend singing this
Dessydinho
Simply awesome :-) Brilliant :-)
Molly K
Love the original and Soft Cells! 
Roberto Dagostino
the only version- play as loud as you dare!!
Chris Thompson
Ruth Swann or the Jezebells for me. Ha ha only joking, Gloria’s 60 version is best, Soft Cell’s a distant second and Gloria’s 74 version in 3rd.
eclectica1
I like them both, okay?
Wyatt Evans
This is the best version wtf woo
Thais Gata
Ouvindo em 2018,vim pra dizer que esse hino é atemporal
Joyce Sagulla
Mel should wear a warning sign!!!!!!
powerbeatle
solid world class pop music could be a BEATLES number 1 hit :-)
Dick Hacker
Adore Delano (Danny Noriega) brought me here! Yaaasss!!!
David Olson
Rest in Peace Gloria, say hello to Jerry.
Amanda Laggan
Been living a lie for the past 30something years. Mind blown.
Rodney Hampton
Incredible - knew nothing about this version. *RHamptonCISSP*
Steve Schmidt
Check out the Johnny Clueless and Imelda May versions too.
phonkdaddy
Sound like Good thing by Fine Young Cannibals!
Brian Clarkson
Gotta give the edge to Soft Cell's version, although I'm appreciating the soulful original.
Mike X
First time hearing the original. It's good but I'm a bit biased for the Soft Cell version.
Ronald Cammarata
True American R&B.
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.
Acarone Steam
I love Soft cell version so much but...this is sooo wow!
Shaine MacDonald
This is awesome!
Giulio Grifi
A masterpiece sung by a great voice !!!
Mick DeVille
Northern soul classic. Other versions of this are good, but this is the best, in my opinion.
Pierot Losfeld
EANT....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GoldiRock Records
GLORIA is an AMAZING person and a great friend! We all met at our studio in PA and she is such an amazing and awesome person!
Angel Murphy
Both this version and Soft Cells cover are brilliant
purplevoxeater
I am addicted to this soul gem!!!
MLFANTZZ
Imelda May made a respectful cover of this. Both are great.
TurboKai
wow...really thought soft sell was the one... sweet version, gloria!!!
ratatasaratata
THIS is tainted love <3
Tim Cross
You clearly, never went to the casino, to listen to this anthem,something very special at the all nighters !
Taylor Ward
Way better than Soft Cell's version!
Linda Lou
Bioshock not, Soft Cell yes!
M0rphF13nd
The bestest cover is the version by The Living End!
Fusejockey V
Rest her soul, in Peace with Jesus...
Panagiotis Tsalidis
The original version is THE BEST!I feel sorry i did`t know it.
Ojay
Much better version (but I do rate the Soft Cell one too)
mantonythe1st
Never knew this was a cover. Clearly, this is immediately the better version.
Upgrade Iself
That´s not the original. The original was by Mozart in 1778.
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
BUSTY69
Original version and I like the soft cell version as well
Mel_Mkz 413
Been bumpin this since freshman year of high school and nobody I know even knows who she is!!!! Haha!
Jane P
@BonnieGull sent me here... brilliant tune!
Conar Sinton
I personally like the coil version the best, the original is still great though
ElliS OWENN
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Pierre Py
All Marc Bolan fans and T.Rex followers knew Gloria Jones sang the first version long ago before Soft Cell's cover
Marguerita Parsons
Thankyou i love this xxxx
hemnl
Gloria Jones is gorgeous!
Massimiliano Russo
The original version i like it ;- )