This song was a minor hit for Toto’s debut back in 1978, as the follow up to the huge smash hit Hold the Line. While disco the rule, Toto managed a bridge between pop, rock and funky with this song.
In 1969 Jarreau appeared in such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino’s, The Troubadour, and Bitter End West. Television exposure came from Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore, and David Frost. He expanded his nightclub appearances between the acts of such rising-star comics as Bette Midler, Jimmie Walker, and John Belushi.
This song would hit number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance Music chart in a remixed form. It also peaked at number three on the Hot R&B chart. The singer shot her first music video of her career with the song, which was shot at a fashion store.
The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River on the way to a performance. They also enjoyed sustained commercial success not only in Australia, but also in the United States. They have sold more than 25 million records and bagged 13 U.S. Top 40 hits.
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