Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb
Song Title: Take That Look Off Your Face
Artist: Marti Webb
Date of release: January 1980
Description: ” Take That Look Off Your Face ” is by Marti Webb ( Margaret A. ” Marti ” Webb ), the English actress and singer. Although best known for her role in the musical Evita, Marti first came to public attention playing Ann Pornick alongside Tommy Steele in the original London production of Half a Sixpence. She has often said that not only was it her first leading role but a career highlight.
Marti has had a successful career on both stage and film, appearing in productions like Oliver!, Cats, The Seven Deadly Sins and Stop the World – I Want to Get Off.
The song was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( who also produced the song ) and Don Black. Andrew is an English composer and producer of musical theatre. Many of his musicals have become huge success stories and have run for over a decade on Broadway and in the West End, the area situated in London known as ” Theatreland “. Andrew’s work includes 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores and a Latin Requiem Mass.
Don Black is an English lyricist, whose works include a number of musicals, movie themes and hit songs. Although best-known for working with Andrew Lloyd Webber, he co-wrote along with composer John Barry the James Bond theme tunes for ” Thunderball “, ” Diamonds Are Forever ” and ” The Man with the Golden Gun “. Another title song written by the two was the theme to Born Free, a 1966 British drama film which starred Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers. The song won an Oscar for Best Song and gave Matt Monro a hit and became known as his signature tune.
” Take That Look Off Your Face ” was released in January 1980 by record label Polydor ( Universal Music Group ) and features on the Album Tell Me on a Sunday. The Album, recorded in 1979 and released in February 1980, told the story of an English girl who has emigrated to the United States and commences a series of romances.
The music from Tell Me on a Sunday went on to form the first half of a stage show called Song and Dance, which also starred Marti Webb. The Album reached a peak of number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.
Lyrically the song is about The song is about a woman being told of her boyfriend’s adultery. The woman denies this in the beginning, before scolding her friend and revealing that she ” knew before ” and had done for some time. Throughout much of the song she denounces her friend for be so hasty to break the ” bad news ” to her.
” Take That Look Off Your Face ” was a commercial success for Marti. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 9th of February 1980 and reached a peak of number 3. It spent 5 weeks in the top ten and a total of 12 weeks on the UK chart.
In Ireland the song entered the Irish Singles chart on the 16th of March 1980 and peaked at Number One, spending 6 weeks at the top and a total of 8 weeks on the chart there.
The song also charted in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 3
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria 3, Switzerland 2, Germany 3, Netherlands 6, Belgium 4, Ireland 1
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/MartiWebb