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Toto’s classic hit “Africa” joins YouTube’s Billion Views Club

The music created more than 40 years ago is still going strong.

Toto’s classic hit “Africa” has surpassed 1 Billion views on YouTube and is still counting. 

Toto’s track, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and remains the band’s only No. 1 hit, is a new addition to  YouTube’s Billion Views Club.

The song saw a resurgence in popularity in the 2010s, owing to internet memes and a growing nostalgic appreciation for 1980s music.

“Africa” by Toto remains an iconic track, celebrated for its unique sound and emotional resonance, continuing to captivate listeners across different generations.

The song has been covered and remixed by various artists over the years.

One of the most famous covers is by the band Weezer, released in 2018, which brought the song to a new generation of listeners.

For those who are new to Toto, here is what to need to know:

“Africa” is a classic song by the American rock band Toto, released in 1982 on their album “Toto IV”.

It became one of their most famous hits and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1983. 

The song was written by Toto members David Paich and Jeff Porcaro.

David Paich was inspired to write the song after watching a documentary about the plight of African people, which moved him deeply. He also incorporated his fascination with the continent’s landscape and culture.

 

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