Soft Cell
Tainted Love





Release Year: 1981

Rankings:
All-Time
#156 / 1980s #16 / 1981 #2


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1-1001
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Blender (USA) - The Greatest Songs Ever, One Song Added Every Other Month No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 363
Boom 99.7 (USA) - The Top 499 Songs of All Time (2016) 67
Brad Carl (USA) - 50 Songs from the '70s and '80s That Still Hold Up (2015) No Order
Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein (USA) - Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s (2014) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 101
NBC-10 (USA) - The 30 Best Songs of the 80s (2006) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
Rolling Stone & MTV (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Songs Since the Beatles (2000) 100
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 44
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 26
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 41
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 50
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 41
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 55
VH1 (USA) - Nominations for the 100 Greatest 80s Songs (2006) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 82
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 260
Artrocker (UK) - The 100 Greatest Art Rock Tracks (2010) 26
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 49
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 84
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 69
Q (UK) - 50 Years of Great British Music, 10 Tracks per Decade (2008) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 16
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 14
Wanadoo (UK) - The 20 Best Songs of the 80s No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 1
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 27
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 91
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 321
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1980s (2010) No Order
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussť (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 147
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 67
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 7
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year No Order
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 12
Sounds (UK) - Singles of the Year 2