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January 17, 2011

Introducing: The Gloria Jones Challenge

It’s important to stretch before administering a beat down.

We’re introducing a new segment today, one to decide once and for all whose version of a classic song is the greatest of them all.  The song “Tainted Love” was written by Ed Cobb and originally recorded in 1964 by the Queen of Northern Soul, Ms. Gloria Jones.

We love the original and feel it’s a shame that some of the cover versions are far more well known than Jones’ original.  And thus, the Gloria Jones Challenge was born.  Every week we will be taking a cover of “Tainted Love” and putting it head to head against the original to decide if it’s improved on the song or just disrespected the awesomeness with it’s weak sauce.

Our first challenger gives the song the Glee treatment.  We’ve included that sentence to solely drive more visitors to our blog.  We’re shameless and we admit it.

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