Soft Cell's hit, "Tainted Love," was such a great techno-pop hit that it sounded like a brand new song when it was released in May of 1982. The funny thing is that the song itself was written by Ed Cobb, a member of an 'Easy Listening' group from the late '50s and early '60s called 'The Four Preps.'

Over the years, there have been a lot of extremely well-known remakes of older songs. Linda Ronstadt's remake of "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly was a monster hit as was her retake on Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou." But everyone knew that those songs were remakes. Most people don't know that "Tainted Love" was a remake of a song written back in 1964.

Want to hear how the song sounded originally?

Here's the 1964 version of "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones.