Pamela (song)

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"Pamela"
Single by Toto
from the album The Seventh One
B-side "The Seventh One" (USA)
"You Got Me" (Europe)
"Stay Away" (UK)
Released 1988
Format CD / 7" / 12"
Recorded 1988
Genre Soft rock, neo-progressive rock, jazz rock
Length 5:00
Label Columbia
Writer(s) David Paich, Joseph Williams
Producer(s) Toto

"Pamela" is a pop rock song written by David Paich and Joseph Williams for the 1988 Toto album The Seventh One. It was the first single from the album, and it peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart becoming their final US hit to date.[1]

Background[edit]

The song was written by David Paich and Joseph Williams. Paich had first written the chorus, music and words, including the name, "Pamela". Williams happened to have a girlfriend at the time named "Pamela", and had already written a song for her by the same name. The chorus of Williams's song was used in the bridge, and Williams wrote new words and melody for the verses as well.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video was made for this song, showing all five Toto members acting as if they were playing horns.

Personnel[edit]

Toto
Additional musicians

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toto USA chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.toto99.com/blog/ency.php?/archives/381-PAMELA.html