Tainted Love (single)

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Tainted Love
single by Soft Cell
Cover - Tainted Love.png
Cover artwork by Kris Neat
Released 18 July 1981
Produced Mike Thorne
Label Some Bizzare
Genre synth-pop, new wave
Format 7″, 12", CD (reissue)
Album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Previous A Man Can Get Lost / Memorabilia
Next Bedsitter
Related Tainted Love '91
Tainted Love is a single by Soft Cell, first released in July 1981. Such title is used by the most popular version in 7" format, its sister 12″ version, released at the same time, is Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go.

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Front cover illustration by Kris Neat shows two northern soul dancers doing back flips.[1] On the back – photograph of Soft Cell performing live, by Peter Ashworth.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

7" – Tainted Love
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1. Tainted Love”  Ed Cobb 2:39
AA 
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2. Where Did Our Love Go”  Holland / Dozier / Holland 3:14


12" – Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go
No.TitleLength
1. “Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go”   8:57
AA 
No.TitleLength
1. “Tainted Dub”   9:13

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  1. Tainted Life (autobiography by Marc Almond)
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