As If We Never Said Goodbye

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"As If We Never Said Goodbye"
Published 1993

"As If We Never Said Goodbye" is a song from the musical Sunset Boulevard. It is written by Don Black, Christopher Hampton (with additional lyrics by Amy Powers), and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Ben Rimalower on Playbill calls it Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest song.[1]

In Sunset Boulevard, the main character, Norma Desmond, reveals her longing to return to the spotlight of fame.[2]

The song has also been performed by Barbra Streisand, and is featured on her album Back to Broadway, as well as the live albums The Concert and Back to Brooklyn.

Elaine Paige, who starred in the original London and Broadway productions of Sunset Boulevard, also recorded the song for her album Encore.

Chris Colfer (as Kurt Hummel) sings the song on the Glee Season 2 episode "Born This Way".

Jason Manford recorded the song for his 2017 album A Different Stage.


  1. ^ "Unexpected Songs: Top Ten Compositions By Andrew Lloyd Webber | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  2. ^ Everett, Nicholas; Everett, William A. & Laird, Paul R. (2002). The Cambridge Companion to the Musical. Cambridge University Press. p. 258.