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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, “Without Your Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Without Your Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

The soulful “Without Your Love” is a passing of the torch from David Paich, who handled most of the lead vocal duties on earlier Toto albums, to Steve Lukather.

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, “Change of Heart” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Change of Heart” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

The only problem with Fergie Frederiksen’s tenure as frontman with Toto, in my humble opinion, is that it didn’t last long enough.

Toto, “Holyanna” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Holyanna” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Holyanna” is perhaps Toto’s second best “name” song – after “Rosanna,” of course.

Toto, “Mr. Friendly” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Mr. Friendly” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

While it’s not their best, ‘Mr. Friendly’ is still proof that Toto, even at their weaker moments, was and still is light years beyond other bands.

Toto, “Isolation” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Isolation” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Isolation,” a catchy track with some clever musicianship, was an apt description of where Toto was in 1984.

Toto, “Endless” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Endless” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Endless” shares the pop sensibility that made ‘Toto IV’ so popular – but, unfortunately for some fans, not the same lead singer.

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

I can almost picture one of Toto’s label execs saying, “The album is a bit too fast; we need a ballad in the middle.”