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Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto’s “Struck By Lightning” has a tough attitude that wouldn’t have been out of place on 1984’s ‘Isolation’ or 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire.’ Yet it also offers something different.

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, “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, “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 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, “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.’

Toto, “Can’t Stand It Any Longer” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Can’t Stand It Any Longer” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

This was the perfect vehicle to showcase then-new Toto frontman Joseph Williams’ broader vocal capabilities.

Toto, “We Can Make It Tonight” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “We Can Make It Tonight” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “We Can Make It Tonight” emerged as a terrific showcase for new vocalist Joseph Williams, but something was missing.

Toto, “‘Till The End” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “‘Till The End” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.

Toto’s Fahrenheit was more than the sum of its ballads: ‘We’ll morph from style to style’

Toto’s Fahrenheit was more than the sum of its ballads: ‘We’ll morph from style to style’

Released in August 1986, ‘Fahrenheit’ fell into an emerging trend, but the big-hearted singles didn’t reflect all of Toto’s varied musical goals.

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