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  1. torch songnoun

    a popular song concerned with disappointment in love


  1. torch songnoun

    a song, often sentimental, lamenting an unrequited love; normally sung by a woman

    Etymology: From carry a torch for.


  1. Torch song

    A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love, either where one party is oblivious to the existence of the other, where one party has moved on, or where a romantic affair has affected the relationship. The term comes from the saying, "to carry a torch for someone", or to keep aflame the light of an unrequited love. Torch singing is more of a niche than a genre, and can stray from the traditional jazz-influenced style of singing, although the American tradition of the torch song typically relies upon the melodic structure of the blues. Some examples of torch songs are "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "Lili Marlene", "One for My Baby", "The Man That Got Away", "Ne me quitte pas" and "Here's That Rainy Day", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Losing My Mind" and "And I Am Telling You".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torch song in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torch song in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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