Bands/Musicians The Best Torch Song Artists  

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Torch song artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good torch song bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top torch song bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Torch song groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all torch song bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest torch song bands of all time, since the most famous torch song artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best torch song music.

You can click on the torch song band names to see more information about that particular notable torch song group. If they're near the top of the best torch song artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top torch song bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the torch song band names themselves.

Billie Holiday and Susan Boyle are included on this list. Vote for the best artists by clicking the thumbs up button. The fun part of voting on multiple artists is making the hard choices, like what's better Édith Piaf or Eartha Kitt?

All important, significant and iconic names in torch song music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new torch song bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of torch song, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into torch song music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good torch song bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent torch song bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best torch song bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest torch song musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular torch song bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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13 3
Julie London is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Pop music, Cool jazz

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14 4
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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12 4
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

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8 2
Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz, Rhythm and blues

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9 3
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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9 3
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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7 2
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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7 2
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
bob-churchill added Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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7 3
Adele is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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7 4
Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Traditional pop music, Jazz, Bossa nova

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14 12
Susan Boyle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Pop music, Classical music

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4 2
Mel Tormé is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
bob-churchill added Jazz

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3 1
Hadda Brooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues

14
3 1
Eugénie Buffet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Chanson réaliste

15
2 0
Marina Aidaeva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song

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2 0
Violetta Villas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Opera, Traditional pop music

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3 2
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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2 1
Anna German is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Sung poetry

19
2 1
Liza Umarova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Pop music

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2 2
Imran Usmanov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Torch Song Artists
Torch song, Folk music