And 35 years later, it lives on just as popular as it was in 1983.

How much do I like it? Look at my username. It’s included the reference to the song since early 2015.

For the past few years, I have to listen to the song at least once a day. It’s part of my daily routine.

I usually listen to it at least once whenever I drive around and go about my daily business. When I do, you can rest assured it shakes all of the Passat’s mirrors and trim.

I personally can’t think of another song that can get so many people to sing along at a college party.

It’s a song that is just as popular with young people as it is with those who grew up with it.


Our parents listened to it back when it was new, and here we are now, celebrating its 35 years.

I’ve always held that it’s the greatest song of all time. It’s been my favorite song for years, and it shall continue to be for the rest of my life.

Every time I hear it, it’s like I’m hearing it for the first time.

Whenever I hear the chorus towards the end that picks up after the instrumental solo, I ALWAYS get the chills when hearing it.


It’s THAT emotional.

We all have songs that we love and hold closely and dearly to our hearts.

Africa is that song to me.

I hope to one day see Toto live in concert so I can tell my kids I watched the greatest song ever performed live in person by the band who made it famous.


Here’s to 35 more.

Hurry boy, it’s waiting there for you.