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Marc Almond runs rings through '80s music history

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July

One of the most iconic songs of the '80s is Soft Cell's Tainted Love with Marc Almond on lead vocals. On most conventional radio stations, Tainted Love is the only Soft Cell song that has ever been played, so it's about time we took a chance on the smooth voice of Almond and listen to Tears Run Rings.

Soft Cell is considered a one-hit wonder in America, but not in England where they had ten Top 40 hits before Almond went solo in 1986. In 1989, Almond hit the U.S. Top 100 chart for the only time with Tears Run Rings that reached No. 67.

While Tears Run Rings lyrics are about world peace, the video finds Almond with angel wings transporting a young couple when they can't resist temptation and things get steamy much to his discomfort of Almond. As a solo artist, Almond would end up having nine singles hit the U.K. Top 40 and continues to release new material.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:39pm]

    

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