I presume Katie's love for "Africa" doesn't necessarily reflect a love for the band Toto itself, but it's a band worth mentioning: "Africa" is the closing track on Toto IV, the groups' commercial and artistic peak, an album which pretty much swept up every rock and pop category at the 1982 Grammy awards. The band itself is comprised mostly of sons of LA session rock legends, most of whom initially started out as and continue to work on big name projects to this day.
Other fun Toto facts:
- scored the soundtrack to the 1984 motion picture "Dune"
- Members of Toto were musicians on Michael Jackson's Thriller album.
- Grammy-winning hit song "Rosanna", written by guitarist Steve Lukather, was about his girlfriend at the time, movie star Rosanna Arquette.