Africa (Toto song)

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"Africa"
Single by Toto
from the album Toto IV
B-side
Released
  • May 10, 1982 (1982-05-10) (Europe)
  • October 30, 1982 (1982-10-30) (US)
RecordedOctober 18, 1981 (1981-10-18)
Genre
Length
  • 4:55 (album version)
  • 4:21 (radio edit)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Toto
Toto singles chronology
"Make Believe"
(1982)
"Africa"
(1982)
"I Won't Hold You Back"
(1982)
Music video
"Africa" at YouTube

"Africa" is a song recorded by the American rock band Toto in 1981. The song was for their fourth studio album Toto IV, and released as the album's third single on September 30, 1982, through Columbia Records.

The song was written by band members David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. The soft rock song lyrically talks about the themes of love and location.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Toto - Africa at Discogs. [ONLINE]". Discogs. Archived from the original on October 27, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  2. Deggans, Eric (August 20, 2014). "Review: Toto, Michael McDonald showcase stellar '70s chops at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  3. Monger, James Christopher. "Toto – Hold the Line: The Best of Toto". AllMusic. Retrieved September 15, 2017.