Open main menu

"Unexpected Song" is a 1984 song from the musical Song and 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.

"Unexpected Song"
Single by Sarah Brightman
Released1984 (1984)
GenreMusical theatre
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
lyrics: Don Black.
Sarah Brightman singles chronology
"Rhythm of the Rain"
"Unexpected Song"
"All I Ask of You"

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 listingEdit

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