"Rosanna" is a song by the American rock band Toto, the opening track from its 1982 album Toto IV. This song won the Record of the Year Grammy Award in the 1983 presentations. Rosanna was also nominated for the Song of the Year award. The song Rosanna peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks, and also peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Rosanna" was written by Toto's primary songwriter, David Paich. This song has been widely misunderstood to refer to the band member Steve Porcaro's defunct relationship with the actress Rosanna Arquette. However, this was actually just a coincidence. The rest of the song had already been finished, and Paich needed a name that fit well into the chorus.
The music video features Cynthia Rhodes as the lead dancer and a young Patrick Swayze as one of the male dancers. They would reunite as members of the cast of the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing.
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