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Band Name Origins:

  • 'Soft Cell' is the title of an early chapter in John Brunner's 1968 science fiction novel 'Stand on Zanzibar'. The band takes their name from this book, not the Frank Zappa song. Submitted by: Donnie Wilcox
  • Named after the Frank Zappa song 'Soft Cell Conclusion' Submitted by: Cokeahollic

Stupid Band Names:

  • If you go to jail, is the cell SOFT? No, it isn't. I mean really, you can't expect the name to be intellectual if it's an eighties band...drugs were very popular then. Submitted by: Number Six

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Insecure Me"Contains the lyrics: "And you can really go to hell if you give me the soft cell; it's not me, this feeling insecure" - John

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Sex Wharf""Sex Dwarf"Regina Haniger
"Sects Dwarf""Sex Dwarf"Regina Haniger
"Essex Dwarf""Sex Dwarf"Regina Haniger
"Tainted Blood""Tainted Love"Snipe

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Tainted Love," Soft Cell
"Cheated On Me," Gavin DeGraw"Tainted Love," Soft Cell
"Tainted Love," Soft Cell"It Hurts," Angels And Airwaves

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Divided Sou" originally "Divided Soul"
Sou = former kind of French coin
Karen Smith
"Divide Soul" originally "Divided Soul"
Joanna Hawthorne
"Ex Dwarf" originally "Sex Dwarf"
When Snow White & the seven dwarfs break up?
"Tinted Love" originally "Tainted Love"
Alison Runyon
"Say Hell, Wave Goodbye" originally "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Tainted Clove" originally "Tainted Love"
Candy Welty
"Divided Seoul" originally "Divided Soul"
Seoul isn't divided, but its country certainly is
Karen Smith
"Tainted Lover" originally "Tainted Love"
Candy Welty
"Sexy Dwarf" originally "Sex Dwarf"
Naomi Swanson
"Tainted Glove" originally "Tainted Love"
surprised this wasn't up here yet!
Mark Richardson

Change a Letter:

"Tainted Lode" originally "Tainted Love"
Candy Welty
"Tainted Lore" originally "Tainted Love"
Candy Welty
"Tainted Move" originally "Tainted Love"
Alan the Ottoman
"Tainted Dove" originally "Tainted Love"
Candy Welty
"Sax Dwarf" originally "Sex Dwarf"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Tainted Love""Dated Duds"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Tainted Love""Painted Cave"Jonathan Caws-Elwitt
"Tainted Love""Bloody Limbs"Below Average Dave
"Sex Dwarf""Worf"Rice Cube & Watt Daddy
"Tainted Love""Tantive IV"Rice Cube & Watt Daddy
"Tainted Love""Dainty Thugs"McKludge
"Tainted Love""Tainted Meat"Lushscreamqueen
"Tainted Love""Painted Curb"Jonathan Caws-Elwitt
"Tainted Love""Twenty-Two (US 22): Other Version"Andrew D. Lacroix
"Tainted Love""Twenty-Two (US 22)"Andrew D. Lacroix

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Tainted LoveMarriage PlannerTatiana
Tainted LovePoison Control CenterAnna('ello govena)
Tainted LoveMarriage CounselingHazel
Chips On My ShoulderFish And Chip Joint8345748902
Tainted LoveEscort Service or Dating ServiceMelhi
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Time To Say Goodbye
   Andrea Bocelli
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
   Soft Cell
Time To Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Jacynthia Maries
What About Love?
Tainted Love
   Soft Cell
What About Tainted Love?
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Mama Used To Say
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
   Soft Cell
Mama Used To Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Jacynthia Maries
Let's Make Love
   Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Tainted Love
   Soft Cell
Let's Make Tainted Love
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Soft Cell Machine
Soft Machine combined with Soft Cell
Submitted By: Hilary Nevis
Soft Machine Cell
Soft Machine combined with Soft Cell
Submitted By: Hilary Nevis
Soft Brain Cells
Bad Brains combined with Soft Cell
Bad Brains doing "Tainted Love" would kind of leave me that way.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Margot & The Nuclear So & Soft Cell's
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's combined with Soft Cell
Submitted By: Ricky

There are additional Soft Cell Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Tainted Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Titty love
Original Lyrics:
Tainted love
"Tainted Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
The love with Cher
Original Lyrics:
The love we share
"Where the Heart Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
When children have the awful hen
Original Lyrics:
When children have the upper hand
Misheard Lyrics:
Think of all the ears
Original Lyrics:
Think of all the years
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Sunday morning Gong Show
Original Lyrics:
Sunday morning going slow

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

The Gong Show was a popular game show in the 1970s, and it kind of sounded like it having to do with the said show.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Darker Times"
Opening Lines:
these darker times
Submitted by: mads.
"Chips on My shoulder"
Opening Lines:
chips on my shoulder
Submitted by: mads

Song Title Space Change:

"Taint Ed Love" originally "Tainted Love"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Clot Self Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Cots Fell Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Cost Fell Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Fred's Wax" originally "Sex Dwarf"
Submitted by: Calop
"Tend A Violet" originally "Tainted Love"
Submitted by: Candace Troy Powers
"Vital Net Doe" originally "Tainted Love"
Submitted by: Roxanne Drake
"Dee Not Vital" originally "Tainted Love"
Submitted by: Roxanne Drake
"Valid Net Toe" originally "Tainted Love"
Submitted by: Roxanne Drake

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Sex Dwarf"
Soft Cell generated some controversy in Britain, mainly due to the scandal involved with the "Sex Dwarf" promotional film. The original version of the music video featured Almond and Ball in a bloody butcher shop surrounded by chainsaws, nude actors, and dwarves. However, the film was confiscated by police and censored before it was even released. As a tongue-in-cheek substitute, a re-filmed "Sex Dwarf" appeared in Non-Stop Exotic Video Show featuring Almond dressed in a tuxedo, directing a symphony orchestra of dwarves. *From Wikipedia
Submitted by: 34532

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Tainted Love" Length: 9:00
Back in 1981, the British duo Soft Cell recorded a 12" dance disc about a spurned lover, "Tainted Love" that quickly became a favorite world wide in gay and straight dance clubs. Soft Cell realized from the start that the 9:00 minute version probably wouldn't get much airplay on U.S. top 40 stations and did their own edited version for the album release (along with the 9 minute 12" version). But to the surprise of Soft Cell (perhaps not realizing that the American radio market was changing with FM taking over even for Top 40 stations) and radio stations liking the 9:00 12" version decided to play that version which had mixed into the song a medley or perhaps an early attempt at sampling of the Supremes' 1964 Motown #1 hit, "Where Did Our Love Go". Both versions were played on Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" syndicated radio show. And mainly because of this, "Tainted Love" spent the most time in the Top 40 charts of any single to date.
Submitted by: Peter

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Motorcycle accident"
Marc Almond became victim of a terrible motorcycle accident in 2004 which brought him in coma for a month, but he fortunately survived.
Submitted by: mads.

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