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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"
(1983)
"Unexpected Song"
(1984)
"All I Ask of You"
(1986)

"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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