a popular song with a sentimental theme of unrequited love or other form of unhappiness.
a popular song concerned with disappointment in love
A sentimental love song, usually one lamenting unrequited love. Typically (but not always) sung by women. Sondheim's classic torch song is "Losing My Mind" from Follies. Other torch songs include "As Long As He Needs Me" from Oliver! and "On My Own" from Les Miserables.
A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love. Singers (predominantly female) of the Pop Vocal tradition are referred to as "torch singers" when their repertoire consists predominantly of such material. Torch singing is more of a niche than a genre, and can stray from the traditional jazz-influenced style of singing.
Torch Song is a 1953 musical film made by MGM. It was directed by Charles Walters and produced by Sidney Franklin, Henry Berman and Charles Schnee. The screenplay was by John Michael Hayes and Jan Lustig, based on a story by I.
Torch Song was a British synthpop and dance band of the early 1980s consisting of William Orbit, Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert. The band were signed to IRS Records and at one point featured Orbit with vocalist Peta Nikolich, as Mayer decided to concentrate on songwriting within the project.
Torch Song is an episode of The New Batman Adventures which introduced Firefly to the DC Animated Universe. It first aired on June 13, 1998.