"Africa" by Toto Is about WHAT?! | Lyrics Explained

"Africa" by Toto Is about WHAT?! | Lyrics Explained

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What's The Story Behind Toto's Africa?

What's The Story Behind Toto's Africa?

Let's take a look at the Origin of the internet's favorite song Toto Africa. All the background music was composed for this video. https://www.patreon.com/Thehollyhobs

The Story Behind Africa by Toto

The Story Behind Africa by Toto

Get it here: http://amzn.to/2G5MuI9 What’s the story behind Toto’s classic hit “Africa”? Over the years, it seems like the band has been all over the place about this classic song whose mysterious lyrics draw you into a world where love and loyalty reign supreme. Watch this video to have all your burning questions about this huge hit from the 80s answered.

The Meaning of 'Africa' by Toto

The Meaning of 'Africa' by Toto

Toto has been around for a long time, and while their hits 'Hold the Line' and 'Rosanna' are equally powerful anthems, the band's 1982 rock hit 'Africa' has managed to retain an immense popularity. It's cheesy, it's emotional, but most importantly its sung with total conviction and sincerity. This contrasted with a time when pop is increasingly manufactured, 'Africa' generates an appreciation for its inherent 'wholesomeness'. This coupled with catchy lyrics gives the song an enduring resonance. Sources: https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/music-videos/toto-has-one-big-regret-about-their-classic-africa-song/news-story/9c5284ded48a8ef2ff3e60f986a1e9ed https://web.archive.org/web/20120714003540/http://www.toto99.com/blog/ency.php?%2Farchives%2F269-AFRICA.html https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/43n95n/how-africa-by-toto-became-the-internets-favorite-song https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/11/inside-the-song-machine-how-todays-hits-are-manufactured/ http://dailyhummer.blogspot.com/2011/09/pop-songs-are-meant-to-be-popular.html https://musiccanada.com/gold-platinum/?_gp_search=Africa%20Toto http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/q80s-totos-dave-paich-on-writing-and-recording-africa/ http://www.mvdbase.com/video.php?id=28175 https://news.avclub.com/weezers-toto-cover-is-the-bands-biggest-hit-in-a-decade-1828226478

Toto Africa Lyrics

Toto Africa Lyrics

Understanding Toto's Africa

Understanding Toto's Africa

Do you hear the drums echo in the night, or do you hear only whispers of some quiet conversation? Either way, we're taking a look at one of the most famous songs on the internet, Africa, by Toto. It sounds simple, but Toto was full of brilliant session musicians, and they managed to bury a lot of really clever touches in it, including possibly the most interesting piece of harmony we've looked at yet. Plus, it's got one of the most iconic riffs of all time, so that's pretty cool. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/12tonevideos Merchandise Store: http://12tonevideos.storenvy.com/ Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/bCTDaj Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/12tonevideos Twitter: https://twitter.com/12tonevideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/12tonevideos/ Email: 12tonevideos@gmail.com Last: Africa music video: https://youtu.be/FTQbiNvZqaY Functional Harmony video: https://youtu.be/Ot_lbUcb-uE Modal Interchange video: https://youtu.be/JtRvGL-fJmY Secondary Function video: https://youtu.be/keY3Dk3RC70 Otherside video: https://youtu.be/U0lI0lfCK-E Script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lgTKTsBlnANWqt6YGa0i9wrN7Z6zohIlVL3f_tsLxys/edit?usp=sharing TRANSCRIPTION SOURCES: https://parkarts.pbworks.com/f/toto+-+africa.pdf https://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/en-US/se/ID_No/174430/Product.aspx https://kupdf.com/download/toto-africa-music-sheet_5907085bdc0d602942959ef2_pdf Huge thanks to our gold-level Patreon supporters: Susan Jones Jill Jones Ron Jones Howard Levine Elaine Pratt Ken Arnold Gabi Ghita Kaylor Hodges Brian Etheredge Mark Yachnin William (Bill) Boston Nicolas Mendoza Josh King Gene Lushtak Khristofor Saraga Tom Anton Smyk Michael Hutcheson Mitchell Fund David Roulston Dale Monks And thanks as well to Henry Reich, Eugene Bulkin, Logan Jones, Abram Thiessen, Anna Work, Oliver, Dialup Salesman, Jc Bq, Adam Neely, Justin Donnell, nico, David Zahara, Michael Fieseler, Rick Lees, Ben LaRose, rhandhom1, Harold Gonzales, Marc Himmelberger, Chris Borland, jason black, Dutreuilh Oliver, Dakota Williams, Olivia Andersson, Nick Olman, Joey Strandquist, Daniel Gilchrist, billy roberts, Elliot Burke, Alex Atanasyan, Davis Sprague, Amlor, StarsServant, Steven Kapor, Dave Mayer, Thomás, Greg Borenstein, Tim S., David Tocknell, Elias Simon, Justin Bronstein, Justin Aungst, Alex, Jerry D. Brown, Christopher Wright, Paul Quine, Anamol Pundle, blalo'u, Adil Abdulla, Lauren S., Fabian, Josiah R. Hazel, Ohad Lutzky, Bate Goiko, Jon White, Eivind Vatshaug, Bryan Rider, Kurtis Commanda, Sam, James A. Thornton, Jacob Friend, Benjamin Cooper, Kevin, Joe Galetti, Josiah Scott, Ed Hurtley, Liam Mac Aoidh, SocialScout, John Bejarano, David Barker, Gerhard Blab, drunkwookiee64, CodenaCrow, Nikolay Semyonov, and Pawel Sit! Your support helps make 12tone even better! Also, thanks to Jareth Arnold and Jade Tan-Holmes for proofreading the script to make sure this all makes sense hopefully!

Toto - Africa (Live)

Toto - Africa (Live)

For more info - http://www.eagle-rock.com/artist/toto... http://smarturl.it/TotoLiveAmsterdamdvd http://store.eagle-rock.com/title/25t... Toto were formed in LA in the late 70's by a group of friends who were all much in demand session musicians. They went on to epitomise the classic American pop/rock sound of the 80's and 90's with hit albums and singles including Hold The Line, Africa, I Won't Hold You Back and the multi-Grammy winning Rosanna. Live In Amsterdam was recorded in front of a fanatical crowd in 2003 during the world tour in support of their album "Through The Looking Glass". The set includes all their hits, tracks from that album together with live favourites. This track is from the full concert DVD "Live in Amsterdam", available now from Eagle Vision. #Toto #Africa #Vevo #Pop #Live

Toto Africa - Family Guy

Toto Africa - Family Guy

Joe conoce a Bonnie en un club nocturno, por medio de la cancion Africa de Toto Joe meets Bonnie for first time

Local girl convinces Weezer to cover "Africa" by Toto

Local girl convinces Weezer to cover "Africa" by Toto

Local girl convinces Weezer to cover "Africa" by Toto

Why is Toto's Africa So Popular?

Why is Toto's Africa So Popular?

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