Saturday, 10 September 2011

Power Ballads - Africa, Toto

Well hello there, have you missed me? I've been on holiday to the delectable south of France for a week of sunshine and red wine. Now I am back and it's September and autumnal but I bring back a little Riviera style for you. No really, I do. Our drive up into the mountains to the villa takes about an hour and a half and so we switched the radio on. If you've not heard of Riviera Radio, you are missing out.

Basically this radio station is made for me. Billy Joel, Chicago, Robbie Williams... they were all there. Today on our drive back to the airport this classic came on. It was like welcoming an old friend. It's ages since I'd heard this.

What is this song about? Teen Boy and I had an animated discussion trying to work it out. Africa you say. Well dur.. But have you listened to the lyrics?

"I know I must do what's right sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus over the Serenegeti"

As Teen Boy said: "Kilimanjaro rises like Kilimanjaro, not like f*****g Olympus."

He has a point. The lyrics are total nonsense. This is a truly awful song but still I love it.


  1. I've been clicking every day to see if you are back - very much missed :-)

    It IS an awful song but there is something wonderfully nostalgic about it that somehow JUST lets it get away with its awfulness and makes it classic Dad 80s.

  2. I am touched Diff, it's nice to be missed! xx


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