SONG OF THE DAY: Toto – “Rosanna”

SONG OF THE DAY: Toto – “Rosanna”

Sorry about the low video quality, but at least the audio is decent. Somehow good Toto clips are hard to come by on the interwebz.

All I wanna do when I wake up in the morning is see your eyes, Rosanna…

Okay, a slight confession: for me, this song is “Song of the Day” a little more often than it should be.  In fact, it’s up there amongst my favourite songs of all time.  But why?  What is it about this brilliant piece of yacht rock that never fails to make me smile?  I just don’t know.

I can’t be the only person who feels this way.  “Rosanna” won the Record of the Year award at the 1983 Grammys.  It peaked at #2 on the US Billboard chart [and stayed there for five consecutive weeks], and reached #3 in the Netherlands.

Is it the tricky half-time shuffle?  Or the lovely little call and response between vocals and piano in the refrain?  Who knows.  All I can say for sure is that this song is something pretty special.


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