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Toto, “It’s a Feeling” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “It’s a Feeling” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “It’s a Feeling” could just as easily be talking about a changing relationship or Steve Porcaro’s place in the band he cofounded.

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, “I Won’t Hold You Back” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I Won’t Hold You Back” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Up until ‘Toto IV,’ the vast majority of Toto ballads had been written by David Paich. Steve Lukather’s “I Won’t Hold You Back” changed the paradigm.

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

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

“Turn Back” stands the test of time well on its own, and elevates Toto’s third album – even though it was miscast.

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?

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso also recognizes Steve Hackett, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon, Ringo Starr and others in this Best of 2015 list focusing on pop and rock.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Non-Jazz Best of 2015 list also includes Shemekia Copeland, Grupo Fantasma, Luke Reynolds, Public Service Broadcasting, the Westies and others.