Released: 10th May 1982.
"Africa" is a soft rock song, with a joyous chorus, addictive drum fill, and memorable refrain. It was released as the third single from Toto's fourth studio album, 'Toto IV'. The track was written by band members David Paich and Jeff Porcaro after the former watched a documentary demonstrating the dead and suffering in the continent. It was produced by Toto.
NME magazine considered the chorus one of the "50 Most Explosive Choruses". The single was a success in every chart, reaching the top spot of the Billboard charts. It peaked at #3 in the UK and was able to reach the top 10 in a further eight countries. It's considered to be one of the signature songs of the band.