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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.’

Chicago, “Song of the Evergreens” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Song of the Evergreens” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Musically, Chicago’s “Song of the Evergreens” is brilliant. Where the disconnect occurs are the vocals.

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.

Chicago, “Lifesaver” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Lifesaver” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Part of the appeal of Chicago’s “Lifesaver” is that it’s fun – a stark contrast to the pretentious seriousness of 1973’s ‘Chicago VI.’

Chicago, “Hanky Panky” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Hanky Panky” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s “Hanky Panky” shows a versatility at Peter Cetera’s instrument for which he never truly receives due credit.

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.

Chicago, “Something in This City Changes People” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Something in This City Changes People” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Other than the hits, 1973’s ‘Chicago VI’ often feels like bologna: lots of filling but the real meat is questionable at best. This deep cut is an exception.

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.’

Chicago, “Now That You’ve Gone” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Now That You’ve Gone” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

On an album as strong as ‘Chicago V,’ “Now That You’ve Gone” still manages to stand out – a testament to its greatness.

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