Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

It’s a pity “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” is a product of an era that Toto would prefer to forget. This song remains a joy to listen to.

Toto, “Out of Love” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Out of Love” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

The combined performance of Toto and one-time frontman Jean-Michel Byron really sets this track apart from the other new ‘Past to Present’ tracks.

Toto, “Love Has the Power” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Love Has the Power” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s greatest-hits album included bonus tracks with yet another new singer. Jean-Michel Byron wasn’t around long, but he left a lasting impression.

Toto, “Home of the Brave” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Home of the Brave” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Home of the Brave” isn’t just a song. It’s the storming crescendo of 1988’s ‘The Seventh One.’

Toto, “These Chains” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “These Chains” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Sometimes, favorites jump out and grab you – and other times, as with Toto’s “These Chains,” they sneak up and catch you unaware.

Toto, “A Thousand Years” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “A Thousand Years” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

“A Thousand Years” offered a glimpse into Toto’s growth and aspirations, as they began the run home on 1988’s ‘The Seventh One.’

Toto, “Only the Children” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Only the Children” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Only the Children,” written by David Paich and Joseph Williams, is another testament to a composing partnership that was prematurely cut short.

Toto, “Straight for the Heart” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Straight for the Heart” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

“Straight for the Heart” appears to be a straight-forward rock-pop single, but Toto always adds a level of sophistication to make their songs different.

Toto, “Stay Away” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stay Away” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Stay Away” would have been just another standard rocker on an album by any other AOR band.

Toto, “Mushanga” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Mushanga” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

“Mushanga” isn’t merely a great Toto song; it’s a veritable drum clinic from the late Jeff Porcaro.

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