The Greatest One-Hit Wonders of All Time

Tainted Love – Soft Cell (1981)

When Soft Cell reworked ‘Tainted Love,’ originally written by Ed Cobb of The Four Preps, with all of their synth-pop glory it was quickly launched to the top of the UK charts in 1981 and spent 42 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100.


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