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Toto, “We Made It” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “We Made It” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “We Made It” is often overlooked, yet the David Paich/Jeff Porcaro collaboration offers so much more than meets the ear.

Toto, “Good For You” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Good For You” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Co-written by Tot’s Steve Lukather and Bobby Kimball, ‘Good For You’ was one of the strongest songs not to be issued as a single from ‘Toto IV.’

Toto, “Make Believe” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Make Believe” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

“Make Believe” is one of the reasons I’m still longing for the day that Toto and Chicago tour together.

Toto, “Goodbye Elenore” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Goodbye Elenore” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

“Goodbye Elenore,” the Side 2 opener and first single, reaches an intensity not seen again on Toto’s ‘Turn Back.’

Toto, “English Eyes” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “English Eyes” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “English Eyes” doesn’t offer too much lyrically. Instead, led by Steve Lukather’s stadium-sized guitar, it simply rocks.

Toto, “Gift With a Golden Gun” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Gift With a Golden Gun” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto aimed for a streamlined feel on ‘Turn Back,’ and this opening track is a competent – though not exactly perfect – execution of that strategy.

Toto, “A Secret Love” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “A Secret Love” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s sophomore release ‘Hydra’ ends with “A Secret Love,” a gorgeous, yet complex ballad with Steve Porcaro’s fingerprints all over it.

Toto, “White Sister” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “White Sister” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

“White Sister,” a stand-out moment from Toto’s sophomore album ‘Hydra,’ combines hard-rock strut and progressive rock obliqueness.

Toto, “Mama” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Mama” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto moves into solid R&B/funk territory with “Mama,” a David Paich co-write that finds Bobby Kimball delivering his best vocal on ‘Hydra.’

Toto, “St. George and the Dragon” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “St. George and the Dragon” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s proggy “St. George and the Dragon” failed to chart as the lead single from 1979’s ‘Hydra,’ but it’s only grown in estimation since.