by Eric Berman
Song Of The Day - "Rosanna" by Toto
OK, this is a total guilty pleasure on my part. Toto were much reviled by rock fans and critics alike during the late 70s and early '80s...me included...except for this song. It was written for then girlfriend of Steve Lukather, Rosanna Arquette, and is from their 1982 mega-selling album "IV." Toto were actually comprised of some of the hottest and greatest session musicians of their day, the aforementioned Steve Lukather on guitar, Jeff Porcaro on drums, Steve Porcaro on keyboards, David Paich on keyboards, Bobby Kimball on vocals and David Hungate on bass. After recording this album, the core of the group went to work on sessions for Michael Jackson's "Thriller."