Toto’s Africa: Straight Out of National Geographic?! Misunderstood Lyrics To Make You Giggle.

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Do you listen to music for the beat, or for the message? Even if you have an ear for the words your favorite artists are dropping, some lyrics and their meanings have probably slipped by you. Check this list to see where in the world singers and songwriters got their inspiration.

From Toto’s descriptions of “Africa” pulled straight from the pages of National Geographic, to TLC lifting lyrics in “Waterfalls” from one of the most iconic musicians in the world (Sir Paul!), these 11 songs have very interesting roots! Find out why Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” shot up as the most streamed song last year, too–over 30 years after its original release!

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