Toto, ELO, Queen … why hits from happier times top Covid lockdown playlists

Nostalgic Spotify users turn to the music of their youth to escape the woes of 2020

It seems that a lot of us “miss the rains down in Africa”. Of all the strange sociological consequences of Covid-19, few would have predicted that one would be a renaissance in certain songs from our dim and distant past.

But Toto’s 1982 soft rock classic Africa is one of several tracks from yesteryear that have enjoyed a surge in popularity during lockdown.

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