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Unexpected Song


Unexpected Song

"Unexpected Song"
Sarah Brightman
Released 1984 (1984)
Recorded 1984
Genre Musical theatre
Label RCA Records
Sarah Brightman singles chronology

"Rhythm of the Rain"
"Unexpected Song"
"All I Ask of You"

"Unexpected Song" is a 1984 song from the musical Song & Dance originally sung (on Broadway) by Bernadette Peters. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Don Black. A single was released by Sarah Brightman. Originally released by Marti Webb and Justin Hayward as a duet in 1981 the song had new lyrics penned for the original 1982 production of the show and was re-titled "When You Want to Fall in Love". The original lyrics were re-instated when the show was re-written for Brightman's run. It was later used in Lloyd Webber's and Black's reworking of the show, returning to the original album title of Tell Me on a Sunday. The single peaked at #76 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song's melody was originally heard as Variation 5 on Lloyd Webber's 1978 instrumental album Variations. The remainder of the album became the dance music for the second act of Song & Dance.

Track listing

  1. "Unexpected Song"
  2. "Come Back With the Same Look in Your Eyes"


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