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torch song

n.
A sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited love.

torch singer n.

torch song

n
(Music, other) a sentimental or romantic popular song, usually sung by a woman
[C20: from the phrase to carry a torch for (someone)]
torch singer n

torch′ song`


n.
a plaintive popular ballad expressing unhappiness in love.
[1925–30, Amer.]
torch′ sing`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torch song - a popular song concerned with disappointment in lovetorch song - a popular song concerned with disappointment in love
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
Translations

torch song

[ˈtɔːtʃsɒŋ] Ncanción f de amor
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The White Denim production team and pop ace Rick Reed ensure modernity and roots combine in personal confessionals (Georgia To Texas) and torch songs (Bet Ain't Worth The Hand).
024 7652 4524 music Marc Almond The synth pop pioneer will be celebrating his 60th birthday year by singing new orchestral arrangements of the hits from his 36-year career, plus iconic torch songs and tracks from his new album Shadows and Reflections.
On his current tour, the synth-pop pioneer is sharing the stage with a full orchestra to perform many of these greatest hits plus tracks from his latest album, Shadows & Reflections, which features covers of iconic 60s torch songs and orchestral pop by the likes of Burt Bacharach, The Yardbirds and Bobby Darin.
One of Britain's most gifted and unique vocal talents, he will perform songs and hits from his 36-year career to new orchestral arrangements of his own hits, iconic torch songs, and 60s orchestral pop for which he has become loved for, from his new album Shadows and Reflections.
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And what better way to show off those than in a collection of torch songs.
Early on I heard him sing "Sweet Lorraine" with the Metronome All-Stars and "If You Were but a Dream." And the best ballads--"I Concentrate on you," "Time after Time"--plus those first torch songs that would be the keys to his soft and hard future--"One for the Road" and "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears out to Dry."
Bob Dylan debuted two major works in February: Shadows in the Night, 10 torch songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra, and his acceptance speech at the MusiCares Awards, in which he gave a detailed account of how his songwriting arose from the folk songs he sang as a young man.
They ended with two encores mixing St Vincent's torch songs with Burning Down The House and Road To Nowhere.
Here accompanied by a solitary piano he mines truthfulness for a set of confessional torch songs, whose lyrics are laid as bare as the stripped back accompaniment.
When I first heard the twisted torch songs and heart-wrenching serenades of Sky At Night it's safe to say I was stunned.
Friday, Eugene Public Library; free; band puts contemporary spin on classic torch songs and smoky jazz; 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.