Talk:Tainted Love

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Soft Cell? Really?[edit]

Why, oh why, does it say this song was composed by Soft Cell, when the first recorded version is the real original by Gloria Jones? Grande (talk) 02:25, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Blue Oyster Cult???[edit]

Does anyone actually know of this recording? I checked all of their discography, and can't find it. So, unless someone can prove it otherwise, I think it should come off of the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sedna1000 (talkcontribs) 16:08, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

I have (I thought) every BOC studio recording from the '70s-80's and none have Tainted Love. If it exists, it could be a foreign release, something more recent than 1990, or possibly on a live album. All that said, there are a ton of sketchy BOC compilations put together by various labels in order to fulfill contracts or milk every last dollar out of the band. SCORPIONS however do Tainted Love as a regular part of their touring setlist, so I'm pretty sure it will appear on one of their studio or live recordings as well. That should be part of the main article IMO but someone who is a Scorpions fan will need to research it further. Moucon (talk) 09:29, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Newformula[edit]

I deleted some content relating to a cover band of the same name. I then read the guidelines of wikipedia, realising I probably shouldn't just delete... hence the discussion. This content is not notable, so inappropriate for this page in my opinion. Newformula

Max Raabe[edit]

The song was covered by Max Raabe, too. --Ansgar2804 (talk) 11:32, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Skinny Puppy[edit]

Want to check on this. I can find no evidence of Skinny Puppy actually covering this. The only "version" I have heard credited to skinny puppy I have found to be officially from Deathline Intl. Does anyone else have more information on where this information was obtained, and if the year is correct for the "skinny puppy" deathline cover? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.208.85.42 (talkcontribs) 08:40, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Skinny Puppy didn't cover it, it was a mislabelling on p2p. I've removed this information.23funnel23 16:31, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

The Cure[edit]

Never covered this song, it is a misconception due to P2p mis-labelling. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.21.176.155 (talkcontribs) 21:48, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Indeed, the version that's has "The Cure" as the author on P2P is actually the the Soft Cell version. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.94.10.83 (talkcontribs) 18:01, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Depeche Mode[edit]

Have never covered this song AFAIK. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.50.173.48 (talkcontribs) 18:08, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

i think they may have done a cover —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.68.170.80 (talkcontribs) 03:18, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

who did it then? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.180.144.132 (talkcontribs) 06:02, 28 November 2006

depeche mode did a techno mix of the song. dont remember which year. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.22.36.85 (talkcontribs) 02:01, 2 February 2007

There is no such thing as a Depeche Mode remix of Tained Love. It's plausible that they may have performed a cover of it live at some point of their career, but this is just pure speculation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.115.62.100 (talk) 14:24, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

The one I heard that was attributed to Depeche Mode turned out to be Social Distortion, I think. I'm continuing research, since I hate to have mislabeled songs, but it REALLY doesn't sound like Depeche Mode. -Ceol3531 (talk) 18:08, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Singstar[edit]

Which cover is the one in Singstar?

Duplicate[edit]

I am almost sure Bad Religion's and Pennywise's versions refers to the same one. I don't know which one is the real, though.

Ramones[edit]

The Ramones have never ever covered this song.

Alkaline Trio[edit]

Another band that has never covered this song, as far as I'm aware. --Hotdoglives 07:36, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

It says The 2005 Doctor Who episode "The End of the World" featured the Soft Cell cover on a jukebox in the far future. At that time, it was supposed to be classical music. i saw it and i only heared britney spears's Toxic!

That's what I thought, too, but it turns out that both songs were used, at different points in the episode. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.253.224.170 (talk) 06:00, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:TL.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Marilyn manson tainted love.jpg[edit]

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When[edit]

Dubious[edit]

When and where The Clash did a cover for this song? This information has been added by User:212.219.204.66 (Talk | contrib) (Revision history of Tainted Love version 14:56, 16 March 2006). It is an IP address registered to Cumbria and Lancaster Education Online and may be shared by multiple users. IMO it is a hoax, but I'm not sure. I made some searches, but I didn't find anything about it. There is a web site (www.blackmarketclash.com) with around all of their gigs and set lists, but "Tainted Love" doesn't exist. —PJoe F. (talkcontribs) 14:10, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

The Clash[edit]

Did The Clash actually cover this song in concert? Can anyone say right or wrong? A friend sent me an mp3 that he claimed was The Clash covering it, but it was a studio recording. A quick Google search seems to indicate that it is commonly mislabelled, perhaps like the Cure. I don't know for sure either way. Styracosaurus 02:25, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

-Positive they did not cover this song live. Ahubling (talk) 06:26, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

212.219.204.66 contributions 16 and 30 March 2006[edit]

In conclusion, I think that it was a hoax and the Clash never did a cover for that song. More than 10,000 web pages reports of a Clash version for "Tainted Love" with lyrics, mp3 and more. I dowloaded one mp3 "The%20Clash%20-%20Tainted%20Love.mp3", but it's the Soft Cell version. I hope to be wrong about that! I added a {{fact}} and {{dubious}} templates. —PJoe F. (talkcontribs) 14:10, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

This appears to be another mislabeling problem in the P2P community. I am doing research on the history of rock music, and the P2P mislabeling appears to be a very big problem across the board.Jkolak (talk) 08:02, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

There is also a mislabeled P2P file attributing it to The Cure.222.123.174.24 (talk) 01:57, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

This article is full of dross[edit]

I've removed the "In the Media" section completely, as it's entirely unsourced and for the most part non-notable. If anyone can find citations for any of this stuff (below), feel free to replace it. Malcolm XIV (talk) 18:22, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Cricket/togas video[edit]

Just happened to watch that video. Are we sure that's Mt. Olympus? It just looks to me like the lair of a spoiled Roman emperor type (Almond). Also, I'm assuming the cricketer (singular) *is* Ball.Sillypillows (talk) 22:00, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Covers[edit]

Numerous covers (lacking references etc] removed as per WP:SONGCOVER which states ...the rendition is discussed by a reliable source on the subject of the song (not on the subject of the rendition),the rendition itself meets the notability requirement at WP:NSONGS. They don't.--Egghead06 (talk) 10:43, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, you're right. When a song has renditions discussion of a particular artist's rendition should be included in the song's article but only if at least one of the following applies:
  • The rendition is discussed by a reliable source on the subject of the song (not on the subject of the rendition),
    OR
  • the rendition itself meets the notability requirement at WP:NSONGS.

    Anyway, I will let others decide what to do with your edits. Bye. Mrt3366 (Talk?) 11:20, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

I look forward to engaging with these 'others' and any views on why lists of non-notable and unreferenced performances on albums and at concerts are what an encyclopedia needs.--Egghead06 (talk) 11:37, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Marilyn Manson / Not Another Teen Movie Single[edit]

UK and other releases include b-sides with covers by other artists http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=marilyn+manson+tainted+love 109.224.137.121 (talk) 15:40, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Other versions[edit]

What are the Wikipedia requirements to list cover versions? Is there a minimum amount of sales/chart required? Just curious; this song has been covered many times, including by Scorpions, Imelda May, The Pussycat Dolls, Straight No Chaser, and several others. Canute (talk) 21:25, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

WP:SONGCOVER applies.--Egghead06 (talk) 23:18, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Coil cover[edit]

I was surprised to see that the Coil cover for this doesn't have a section - it seems relatively noteworthy. Any objections if I put something together? Happy to paste it here first for comment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.143.240.34 (talk) 14:17, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

There's actually an entire article about that version at Panic/Tainted_Love! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.128.245.143 (talk) 22:08, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

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