80s Song of the Day: Tainted Love by Soft Cell

This tainted love you’ve given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that’s not nearly all

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Tainted Love by Soft Cell was released on July 7, 1981 in the United Kingdom. It featured Where Did Our Love Go as the AA side. (The U.S. single, released in 1982, featured Memorabilia as the B side.) The song, originally released in 1965 by Gloria Jones, was the second single from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Walk This Way by Run DMC

It wasn’t me she was foolin
Cause she knew what was she was doin
when she told me how to walk this way


Walk This Way by Run DMC was released on July 4, 1986, with King of Rock as the B side. It was a single from the hip hop group’s album Raising Hell. The song was a cover of an Aerosmith song originally released in 1975 and featured Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry on guest vocals and guitar, respectively. Continue reading