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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, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Stranger in Town” was written by Toto’s David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, who also composed the smash hit “Africa.” But it couldn’t be more different.

Toto, “Africa” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Africa” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

“Africa,” the last song on ‘Toto IV,’ represents an end in many respects for the band.

Toto, “Waiting For Your Love” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Waiting For Your Love” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

“Waiting for Your Love” is another ‘Toto IV’ deep cut which could easily have been a successful single from the album. This is song craftsmanship at its finest.

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

‘Toto IV’ follows the Steve Lukather rocker “Afraid Of Love” with an even more potent song from David Paich.

Toto, “Rosanna” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Rosanna” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s fourth album represented a major investment for Columbia Records after ‘Hydra’ and ‘Turn Back’ failed to reach the heights of the band’s debut.

Toto, “If It’s the Last Night” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “If It’s the Last Night” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “If It’s the last Night” doesn’t hit the heights of “A Million Miles Away,” but it’s an effective ballad. Unfortunately, it’s not an effective album closer.

Toto, “I Think I Could Stand You Forever” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I Think I Could Stand You Forever” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Of David Paich’s four songs on Toto’s ‘Turn Back,’ the Steve Lukather-sung “I Think I Could Stand You Forever” is the most varied. But does it work?

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, “A Million Miles Away” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “A Million Miles Away” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Steve Lukather was typically Toto’s go-to guy for ballads, but this David Paich gem shows he’s not the only one who can handle more emotional fare.