|Single by Soft Cell|
|Released||7 May 1982|
|Genre||Synthpop, new wave|
|Songwriter(s)||Marc Almond, David Ball|
|Soft Cell singles chronology|
"Torch" is a song by English synthpop duo Soft Cell. It was released as a single in 1982, and in mid-June peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart,ranking 45 for the year. It also reached number 31 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, number 12 in the Netherlands and number 6 in the Flemish Ultratop 50
Singer Marc Almond duets towards the end of the song with Cindy Ecstasy, a rapper from New York, who sings slightly off-key in an approximation of an Estuary English accent.
The single was originally intended to be double A-sided, coupled with the eventual B-side song "Insecure Me"; as such, both songs were included in the band's 2018 singles compilation Keychains & Snowstorms: The Singles.
"Torch" ranked 49 in the New Musical Express critics' list of the year's 50 best singles.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||68|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||6|
|Ireland (IRMA)[ citation needed ]||7|
|Israel (IBA)[ citation needed ]||1|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||12|
|UK Singles (OCC)||2|
|West Germany (Official German Charts)||75|
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