I’m not gonna deny that Toto’s Africa is a classic. Released in 1982, it was a monster hit that’s been sampled and covered for nearly 40 years, and it’s got a sick chorus that you need to really belt out. As far as songs from the 80’s that never go out of style, this one really slaps.
The story in the song, according to the band themselves, is a song about Africa, written by a guy who’s never been there, but loves the idea of it. I mean sure, yeah, I guess… that makes sense.
But, that’s not really what’s going on. In fact, I think only Twitter user @hradzka knows the truth.