Top Ten Revisited: Songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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22 Mar 2014

4. "Take That Look Off Your Face" from Tell Me on a Sunday

 

 



When Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's one-act solo musical Tell Me On A Sunday premiered as a BBC television special in 1980, the single "Take That Look Off Your Face" became a hit on the British charts, peaking at #3. It's not hard to hear why. The lyrics form an extremely relatable monologue that sounds like something someone would really say, while also effectively riding the music to an elevated level of pop music magic. The unassuming Marti Webb was excellent casting for the show and this song offered her an invigorating break from the doormat called for in most of the text.

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