What genre would you consider Toto's Africa?

It's often considered one of the 80s Rock classics, but I don't think it's a Rock song. To begin with, it has no significant guitar solo or an Electric guitar at all. I would say it's "World Pop" since it features African percussion instruments, or Synth-Pop since it's Synth based.


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  • I would call it "Adult Contemporary" and I've always loved that song.

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    • Yeah sounds more legit. It's more close to the sound of Christopher Cross or Michael Bolton (after he gave up Hard Rock/AOR stuff).

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  • Awesome. That's what it is.

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  • It has nothing to do with African pop mainstream. Like the other girl said, it's only Western pop

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    • It has some African percussion though.

    • No. 😂😂 Not at all. I can see you never heard of traditional African music

What Guys Said 2

  • Synth pop with elements of rock?

    None the less it is most definitely one of the best songs ever made, ever. Vice City ftw.

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  • Pop music or soft rock.

    Now their DUNE soundtrack is fucking EPIC.

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    • Personally I like the Isolation album mostly.

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