Toto Tuesdays

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

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

“Straight From 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.

Toto, “Stop Loving You” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stop Loving You” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Over time I’ve grown to love other Toto songs more, but “Stop Loving You” from 1988’s ‘The Seventh One’ remains a sentimental favorite.

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

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

There are some songs that simply take me away, and Toto’s “Anna” is one of them. It’s a master class.

Toto Tuesday, “You Got Me” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto Tuesday, “You Got Me” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s ‘The Seventh One’ boasted a layered sonic sheen eclipsing anything else in 1988 – and no where is that more evident than “You Got Me.”

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

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

A rejuvenated Toto opens one of their very best albums with a song that should have been a bigger hit.

Toto, “Don’t Stop Me Now” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Don’t Stop Me Now” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

The gold-certified Toto album ‘Fahrenheit’ ends in a rather unusual yet spectacular way.

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Through the song is is undeniably Toto and undeniably brilliant, “Lea” is bittersweet for me.

Toto, “Could This Be Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Could This Be Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

“Could This Be Love” introduced Joseph Williams as Toto’s new lead vocalist, even as it laid the foundation for a return to greatness on ‘The Seventh One.’