Soft Cell – Tainted Love

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PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (2 weeks)

SALES: 1.35m (August 2017)

YEAR OF RELEASE: July 1981

YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: 2004 to 2010

Tainted Love charted in 1981 and returned in 1985 and again in 1991 when it reached Number 5. After its original release it was crowned Single Of The Year at the 1982 BRIT Awards.

 

In August 2017 combined sales were confirmed as 1.35 million copies. On the week the figure was announced, 130 copies were downloaded and the song was streamed 186,000 times.

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