Monday, June 24, 2024


Al's Music Box:)) Tainted Love by Soft Cell is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of the American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964.  In 1981 the song attained worldwide fame after being covered and reworked by British synth-pop duo 'Soft Cell'.  Buoyed by the then-dominant new wave sound of the time, 'Tainted Love' became a major hit in the US during the Second British Invasion, with the song spending a then-record-breaking 43 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The businessman dragged himself home and barely made it to his chair before he dropped exhausted.  His sympathetic wife was right there with a tall cool drink and a comforting word. "My, you look tired," she said. "You must have had a hard day today.  What happened to make you so exhausted?"  "It was terrible," her husband said. "The computer broke down and all of us had to do our own thinking."




  1. A photo sweet Pheebs, nice song, a few laughs,
    and a great picture of something wonderful to hope for,thanks,Mary