Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"Waiting for Your Love" by Toto

Song#:  1512
Date:  07/02/1983
Debut:  90
Peak:  73
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  More than a year after it was released, Toto was still trying to squeeze out a little more life from Grammy-winning LP Toto IV. They had recently grabbed at #10 hit with the album's fourth single "I Won't Hold You Back," so why not see if a fifth single would click? It didn't. This song could barely get out of the bottom quarter of the chart while stiffing at #27 at AC.

ReduxReview:  Ah, yes. Soak up that SoCal soft rock sound while you can as the rest of the 80s is pretty much done with it. This was kind of a wasted single. There was no reason to release it. The song is not single-worthy and by this time everyone was over the album. It was an obvious move from the label to milk the LP as much as possible. The song is just so-so as are most on the album with the exception of the main hits. It sounds like something Michael McDonald could fart out in his sleep. Forgettable and unnecessary.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  After Toto IV died out and their tour was done, the band was offered an interesting job. They were picked to compose the score to the upcoming film version of the 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel, Dune. Minus their lead singer, the band co-wrote the score and recorded it with Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Volksoper Choir. Toto did the whole score save for one track called "Prophecy Theme," which was co-written and performed by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Roger Eno. The David Lynch directed film debuted in December of 1984 to critical pans. It would would also be a box office bomb, which certainly didn't help sell the soundtrack.



  1. Michael McDonald has a talented fart-hole, even if this is turrible.

    1. True. Up until he started to (stomach) churn out Motown covers. He could have kept those in.