This Week In The 80's: Toto's "Africa" Released

The song dropped in 1982.

November 6, 2018

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"Africa" by Toto was one of the most popular and respected songs from the 80’s!

The song was a new release this week in 1982 with a slow rise to #1 by February of 1983 -- it has become one of the most downloaded songs from the decade.   

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It was big growing up in summer camps! According to Rolling Stone, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon sang it at Camp Winnipesaukee. By the way, can you believe the band has never played a concert in Africa?!

Are you surprised hpw popular the song is now?