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Nothing sums up 2018 like the fact that Toto’s “Africa” has become our unofficial anthem. It is a song that’s ridiculous by definition — an Eighties ode to Africa by a lot of L.A. rock dudes who’d never set foot in the place. But something about any of it song speaks to your moment. It’s the new “Don’t Stop Believin’” — a mega-cheese classic of Eighties sentiment that’s gotten bizarrely popular in recent years, beloved by hipsters and moms and tone-deaf karaoke singers screaming “I bless the rains down in Africa!” Love it or hate it, you’ve probably heard it today. You’ll hear it tomorrow. This damn song follows you everywhere, like the sound of wild dogs crying out in the night.

Toto’s Africa is just a place that doesn’t exist and never did — this song has nothing rela...

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