Torch (song)

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Single by Soft Cell
B-side "Insecure Me"
Released 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07)
Format 7-inch single, 12-inch single
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 4:08
Label Some Bizzare
Writer(s) Marc Almond, David Ball
Producer(s) Mike Thorne
Soft Cell singles chronology
"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"

"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,[1] ranking 45 for the year. It also reached number 31 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart [2] and number 12 in the Netherlands.[3]

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.