Unexpected Songs: Top Ten Compositions By Andrew Lloyd Webber

By Ben Rimalower
19 Oct 2013

9. "Heaven On Their Minds" from Jesus Christ Superstar



Although it's strongly rooted in the show's context, "Heaven On Their Minds" is such an engaging exploration of Judas' motivation set to such an exciting melody, that I couldn't leave it off. Also, Bible stories are so allegorical as to automatically resonate on a broader scale than most narratives. It says a lot that this solo is so effective as the opening number of Jesus Christ Superstar. Carl Anderson's performance, set against a sweeping Middle Eastern panorama, gets the movie version off to an electrifying start.


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