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Jokes:

Kansas, famous for that 70's hit "Dust In The Wind", has welcomed David Hungate, formerly with Toto, into the band. His initial reaction has been "Kansas, I have a feeling I'm not in Toto anymore!"
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood
 

Band Name Origins:

  • The name "Toto" has nothing to do with "The Wizard of OZ". Jeff Porcaro in an interview 1988: "The name Toto comes from the latin term TOTAS, which means like totally, everything. And that's what we're trying to do. Play music which contains all of the genres we love..." Submitted by: Peter
  • Actually, they got the name from a certain African tribe. Submitted by: F*** you.

Stupid Band Names:

  • We're not in Kansas (or Africa) anymore. Submitted by: Chris Kuan

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
DorothyThe dog needs his owner!Larcen Tyler

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Patricia""Roseanna"Caitlin
"For the light""Hold the line"Max Liere

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where Have You Been?," Rihanna"Africa," Toto
"Memorize Your Number," Leif Garrett"99," Toto
"Who Can It Be Now?," Men At Work"Rosanna," Toto
"Indian Giver," 1910 Fruitgum Company"Takin' It Back," Toto
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Home Of The Rave" originally "Home Of The Brave"
Candy Welty
"Hoe Of The Brave" originally "Home Of The Brave"
Candy Welty
"Waiting For Our Love" originally "Waiting For Your Love"
Candy Welty
"Waiting For Our Love" originally "Waiting For Your Love"
Millie Verst
"Hold The Lie" originally "Hold The Line"
Susie Creamcheese

There are additional Toto song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Homer Of The Brave" originally "Home Of The Brave"
Someone named 'Homer' or a baseball home run?
Melissa Officinalis
"Home Of The Braver" originally "Home Of The Brave"
Candy Welty
"Waiting For Your Lover" originally "Waiting For Your Love"
Candy Welty
"Waiting For Your Clove" originally "Waiting For Your Love"
Candy Welty
"Waiting For Your Glove" originally "Waiting For Your Love"
Candy Welty

There are additional Toto song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Hold The Tine" originally "Hold The Line"
Samantha Wayland
"Hold The Lite" originally "Hold The Line"
Lite beer?
Candy Welty
"Hold The Life" originally "Hold The Line"
Candy Welty
"Hold Toe Line" originally "Hold The Line"
Candy Welty
"Held The Line" originally "Hold The Line"
Candy Welty

There are additional Toto song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Africa""Zebrica"Hereward
"Rosana""Obama"Fred Snider
"Africa""Spatula"Abbott Skelding
"Africa""After Ya"Sue Donym
"Africa""Dennis Miller's Concubine"2LD4U
"Rosanna""Romnesia"Jeff in Richmond VA
"Hold The Line""Messerschmitt 1-0-9"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Africa""Involuntary Organ Donor"Max DeGroot
"Africa""Ren and Stimpy's Worst Case Scenario Song"Scotty Dangerously
"Africa""Lethologica"Ann Hammond

There are additional Toto song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
AfricaAirlinesnoskcaJ
AfricaWorld Visionhello Konichiwa
99Cadbury's 99 Ice Cream Cornetspickle*

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Hold the LineTech Support Hotline OnHold1043
Hold The LineAny companyV
Hold The LineAny company that puts you on holdDennis
Hold The LineAny On-hold MusicKerianne

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
1960
   Wilbert Harrison
99
   Toto
2059
Stu L. Pigeon
1959
   John Anderson
99
   Toto
2058
Bob
I Can't Drive 55
   Sammy Hagar
99
   Toto
I Can't Drive 154
Of course you can't! You get a speeding ticket!
Isac
409
   Beach Boys
99
   Toto
508
Charles
There are additional Toto duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Dodo
Dido combined with Toto
Promoting their music through cheap internet access.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Toto-Rex
Toto combined with T-Rex
A newly discovered kind of dinosaur?
Submitted By: Robert Ballinger

Misheard Lyrics:

"Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's nothing that 100 men or more cannot do
Original Lyrics:
There's nothing that 100 men or more could ever do
"Rosanna"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beetroot all the way, Rosanna, yeah
Original Lyrics:
Meet you all the way, Rosanna, yeah.
"Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Our guest John Wayne's down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa.
"Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bless the grains down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa
There are additional Toto misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I miss the rains down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa

Story about this misheard lyric by: David

I always assumed he longed for (missed) being in the rain in Africa!

There are additional Toto misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Africa"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I miss the rains down in Africa
Why They're Repetitive:
Yeah... good question... why they’re repetitive...
Submitted by: Dutch_Justine
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Africa"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus
above the Serengeti
Why They're Nonsensical:
Umm... Kilimanjaro is a volcanic peak (actually 3 volcanoes) that rises almost 20,000 ft from a relatively flat savanna. Olympus is some 10,000 feet shorter, and is surrounded by high, rocky terrain that make it hard to distinguish it or recognize it's true height. The comparison is fair only in that you might find both listed under 'mountains' in an atlas.
Submitted by: Ann
"Rosanna"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
All I wanna do at evening is hold you tight, Rosanna, Rosanna
I didn't know you were looking for more than I could ever be
Why They're Nonsensical:
Duh! Maybe she wants more than to be held...?
Submitted by: Dutch_Justine

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Rosanna"
The Lyrics:
All I wanna see
when I wake up in the morning
is see her eyes
Rosanna, Rosanna
Who They Mention:
Rosanna Arquette
Submitted by: P
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Holy Anna" originally "Holyanna"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Don't Stop Men: Ow!" originally "Don't Stop Me Now"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Otto Submitted by: Flora Rolf
Toot Submitted by: Candace Mercer

Song Title Anagrams:

"No Saran" originally "Rosanna"
We ran out of Saran Wrap?
Submitted by: Alexis
"Annoy Hal" originally "Holyanna"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Holy Anna" originally "Holyanna"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Hay, Nolan" originally "Holyanna"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"A Maple" originally "Pamela"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Toto Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Africa"
The Lyrics:
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we never had
The wild dogs cry out in the night As they grow restless for some solitary company I know that I must do what's right Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become
Why:
"Africa" was the band Toto's only #1 song (surprisingly) and was #1 in January 1983 (knocking out of that spot, Daryl Hall & John Oates' "Maneater", "Africa" would be knocked out of the top spot by another song about another continent, Men At Work's "Down Under"). In the song (and the title of the tune) chorus (I have transcribed above the first chorus) is the continent of Africa (indeed a real place). In the second verse, as I have transcribed above, is the Tanzania mountain of Kilimanjaro which is in the Serengeti savnnah which is a National Park in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano, it is the highest elevation in Africa. The Serengeti is a 60,000 square foot savannah. In the song, "Africa", Toto compares Kilimanjaro to the highest mountain in the country of Greece, Mount Olympus (another real place) which is where we get the name of the Olympic Games.
Submitted by: Peter
"Africa"
The Lyrics:
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we never had
The wild dogs cry out in the night As they grow restless for some solitary company I know that I must do what's right Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become
Why:
"Africa" was the band Toto's only #1 song (surprisingly) and was #1 in January 1983 (knocking out of that spot, Daryl Hall & John Oates' "Maneater", "Africa" would be knocked out of the top spot by another song about another continent, Men At Work's "Down Under"). In the song (and the title of the tune) chorus (I have transcribed above the first chorus) is the continent of Africa (indeed a real place). In the second verse, as I have transcribed above, is the Tanzania mountain of Kilimanjaro which is in the Serengeti savnnah which is a National Park in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano, it is the highest elevation in Africa. The Serengeti is a 60,000 square foot savannah. In the song, "Africa", Toto compares Kilimanjaro to the highest mountain in the country of Greece, Mount Olympus (another real place) which is where we get the name of the Olympic Games.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

SIT: "Stranger In Town"
Submitted by: rocky

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Pet Stores or Pet Supply Stores
=3 forgot the most obvious endorsement.
Submitted by: MOR
Toto brand toilets
Submitted by: =3
Anything involving The Wizard of Oz
Toto is Dorothy's dog...get it?
Submitted by: =3

Missing Parts:

"99"
1-98?
Submitted by: MOR

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