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Chris Isaak: 5 Classic Torch Songs

Retro crooner fills us in on his romantic favorites, from Elvis to Bing Crosby

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - SEPTEMBER 05: Chris Isaak and bassist Rowland Sally perform at The Wellmont Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Montclair, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

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With his impeccable pompadour and seductive voice, Chris Isaak knows a thing or two about timeless pop-vocal aesthetics. "When I think of torch songs, I tend to go to a bygone era," says the crooner, whose LP First Comes the Night is out now. "They remind me of that wistful, lonely feeling." The "Wicked Game" singer picked his five favorites and offered some commentary on each: a mini master class in the art of musical romance.

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