Soft Cell's VersionEdit

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Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" video.

Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"

Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"

Tainted Love has two videos. The original features features band members Marc Almond and David Ball in togas on Mount Olympus with Marc Almond as Marc Antony and a little girl as Cleopatra. The remixed version features a man pacing at night, dancing with starry apparitions, while Almond sings amongst the stars. This version of the music video was directed by Peter Christopherson of Hipgnosis It ranked #2 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders and #5 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.

Marilyn Manson's VersionEdit

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Marilyn Manson's "Tainted Love" video.

"Tainted Love" - Marilyn Manson

"Tainted Love" - Marilyn Manson

Artist: Marilyn Manson

Album: Not Another Teen Movie

Appears On (Mixes): Tundrababe's Mp3s For Phancy.Com

Song Notes: Who better to speak of tainted love than Marilyn Manson? A cover of the 80's classic by Soft Cell, from the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack. - Tundrababe

Tainted Love features Manson bringing several goth friends to a high school party. It features several characters from the film Not Another Teen Movie, and Joey Jordison, the drummer from Slipknot.

Coil's VersionEdit

Artist: Coil

Album: Scatology

Appears On (Mixes): You're Giving Me Brain Damage!

Song Notes: Even though it's a famous song, the one most people are familiar with is Soft Cell's version, which is admittedly pretty rad. This one's a lot, lot creepier, though, particularly with the buzzer. Amusingly enough, Marc Almond from Soft Cell has worked with Coil quite a bit and even appears in the video for Coil's version. Really beautiful video, too -- be sure to check that out if nothing else. - Rev. Syung Myung Me

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