"Tainted Love" Sounds Even Better Played Entirely on Floppy Disk Drives

"Tainted Love" Sounds Even Better Played Entirely on Floppy Disk Drives

Remember the endless whirring and buzzing of floppy disks? The sound that launched a million crashed computers? Well, they're about to sound a whole lot better.

The Youtube user who goes by Gigawipf has ingeniously programmed several floppy disk drives to play a nearly perfect rendition of "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell.


While most people would write off floppy disks — let alone the drives that read them — as obsolete junk, Gigawipf's resourcefulness has turned the old technology into a clever way to celebrate the '80s and nostalgia in general. This is the perfect song to prove the point: Soft Cell's version of the song is a nostalgic '80s cover of the original soulful recording by Gloria Jones in 1964. Layers upon layers of nostalgia.

This isn't the only song that Gigawipf has recreated using old hard drives. His channel is full of other covers like Gotye and Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used to Know" and the James Bond theme song

"Tainted Love" is definitely the most popular of the videos with nearly 400,000 hits so far. Considering the song hit No. 1 in 17 countries back in the '80s, it was pretty ripe for a floppy disk cover. There's no way to get that bass line out of your head, even when it sounds a little like a computer dying.

Check out the rest of the floppy songs here.