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



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???
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
okrajoe
I never realized this version existed.
OddsomeOddy
Wait so THAT'S the original? One my life was a lie haha
Oferko0
sixties - most creative era in popular music
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.
Martin Blackley
Best version of this song
Michael Tuz
Soft Cell version may be iconic, but this original is the best. Love that raw R&B sound!
90% are NPCs
I love the Marilyn Manson version, I appreciate the Soft Cell version, but the original is still better.
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).
Deep Sea
GTA SAN ANDREAS
Galimah
an ok cover of Marilyn Mansons song
DaSynth
Nothing's better than the original.
Moviefan2k4
I'll always like Soft Cell's version better, but this one ain't too bad.
Thepomafame
Definetly i prefer Soft Cell version. It's more sexy and the beats are more exciting.
magicatthemovieS
I know that this is the original, but it feels like a cover of the Soft Cell version.
Sean Deigh
"... you hurt me so; if i don't pack my things and go" Is that a Ray Charles reference?
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.
eschelar
hahahahahah. I still remember saying to someone that 80's music was almost exclusively shit and really hardly gave us anything worth anything... he countered by saying that there were so many great songwriters... like the guys who wrote Tainted Love... 1964 begs to differ.
MrAssikiller
THIS IS THE BEST VERSION!!!!! :D
philhalo66
i like this version. the 60's style guitar adds charm to it.
ejb375
Sweet Jesus, what a beautiful song. No wonder so many artists covered it!
Minsook Yang
Tainted Love, Gloria Jones...
Thomas T
because Marilyn Manson and Soft cell can't beat the original !
Aquaman
the original song is the best
mr8rasheed
MASTER SOUNDS 98.3
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?
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
phonkdaddy
Sound like Good thing by Fine Young Cannibals!
Rey Robles
WOW! I can't believe I just found the original now. It has way more soul in it then SOFT CELL.
Vicky Tate
Gloria version is so amazing her voice is great
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.
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
Mia
We've been listening to these nasal tone deaf white boys for what reason again?! This is fabulous. Bye bye soft cell.
Finn Bjerke
The real thing, copycats should listen carefully. The original is so much better....
Kizzume Fowler
Another original version that I play a lot when I DJ.
Mark Stevens
The greatest Northern Soul song ever. KTF.
Gwen Lanter
I don't care for the volume of this.
Nikolo Papini
tonight we gonna perform it..Northern Soul-welcome to BAKU Azerbaijan-)
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.
Jon Cranwell
Classic Northern Soul track, love dancing to this
Pierot Losfeld
EANT....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tim Cross
You clearly, never went to the casino, to listen to this anthem,something very special at the all nighters !
MsFanmail
this is marc bolan girlfriend singing this
The Storks
try and stop your feet from tapping
Sister Jeff
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.
maxim winner
Best version of this song!
Dash Agar
my life is a lie
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.
steve tunstall
By far the best version by a country mile KTF
John Thimakis
I didn't know of this version. 🤔
BookimCrocker
Expected this to be shit.Pleasantly surprised..
Scaramouche Griff
way better than the remakes
Cubeholic Girl
This version is awesome!! But I like the Duffy's version too <3
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
Muzicjoy
Still listening in 2016
Dessydinho
Simply awesome :-) Brilliant :-)
Alexey Popov
The best performance of the song ever.
Wyatt Evans
This is the best version wtf woo
Randall J. Rodas
I thought Soft Cell's was the original one :O But MM rocks!
Joyce Sagulla
Mel should wear a warning sign!!!!!!
eclectica1
I like them both, okay?
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.
The City Kid
like si vienes de taiten love de marylin mason
Shaine MacDonald
This is awesome!
Ragnar Lothbrok
San Andreas ! :)
OG Prans
best version :)
Ultraguy87
Master Sounds 98.3
Roberto Dagostino
the only version- play as loud as you dare!!
elfoxy
Can people recommend similar artists? I love this
Sakina K
Love the original and Soft Cells! 
Daniel Eyre
As usual: the original's the best.
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
Ace Of Spades
Out of all the versions I've heard this is still my favorite <3
GeeBooGie08
I just had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gloria Jones today who stopped by our B.H. office. She was very lovely.
THEEND123321
great song but what's with the hippy pictures?
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
Matt Dathew
Am actually surprised that people find this old version interesting. it's far too boring compared to soft cell
pisnell
Sometimes I feel I've got to Run away I've got to Get away From the pain 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 The tainted love you've given I give you all a girl can give you Take not give 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 any more from me To make things right You need someone to hold you tight And you think love is to pray Well I'm sorry I don't pray that way Don't touch me please I cannot stand the way you tease I love you - I hurt me so If I do not pack my things and go Tainted love, tainted love...
lucas arteta
soft cell version is faaaaaar faaaaaar better than this
leegsy
Sightseers anyone?
Vanessa Shantae
Soft Cell is sexier. I'm going with him on this
Jonah Abenhaim
apparently there's 4 versions of this song
1frogdawg
Soft Cell is a better Version of this !
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.
Mel Miller
I like the original and the Marilyn Manson version :)
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.
ksj72
This was always meant to be a Soft Cell song. I don't care who originally sang it.
Joe Flash 4
I think anyone's who was by far the best was Soft Cell. You can't beat Soft Cells version.
CigogneAlsacienne
Soft Cell's 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.
Grahamhg
Nah, soft cells '81 version is the best.
Todor Sergiu
Manson's version is the best. But this one sounds interesting tho ha
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.
Steve Schmidt
Check out the Johnny Clueless and Imelda May versions too.
Nick Macchiavelli
Does anyone know where the author Edward C. Cobb was born? Thanks :-)