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Who sang Africa?

Toto released the song Africa. Date of release: 1982.

Release date: 1982
Duration: 4’21”
Writer(s): David Paich, Jeffrey Porcaro
Producer(s): Toto
The story of the song ' Africa '
Africa by Toto is a song released in 1982. It was written by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and became one of the most popular singles of all time. In South Africa, it is often played on the radio and is considered a national anthem.
The meaning of the song 'Africa ', based on the lyrics
What is Africa about?
The singer is telling someone that they can hear drums echoing at night, loud enough to make the earth shake. The sound of these drums are so loud, it almost feels like time has stopped in anticipation. However, when this person listens for them, all he can hear is whispers of some quiet conversation around him. Something powerful and monumental could be on its way soon.
This explanation is based on the lyrics of ‘Africa’. The meaning is of course subject to interpretation.
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Toto - Short Biography

Toto is an American rock band that formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. The current lineup includes Steve Lukather on guitar and vocals, David Paich on keyboards and vocals, and Joseph Williams on vocals, along with other touring musicians. Toto's music combines various genres such as pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues and jazz. The band has released 14 studio albums and sold over 40 million records worldwide, earning them several Grammy Awards and induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Their fourth album Toto IV (1982) brought them international fame and helped them become one of the most successful music groups of their time. The band's lineup has changed over the years, with departures and reappearances, and the death of one member. In 2010, Toto reformed for a short European tour, and in 2020, they announced a tour and live-streaming concert for 2021.
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