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the U.S.A.” features no American cities. It was meant not so much as a war protest song (the war in Vietnam had ended for US Combat troops in 1973), but as a mirror held up to reflect the treatment of America’s returning veterans who were struggling with unemployment, addiction and psychological troubles. 96.  What continent was immortalized in the oft-played music video and megahit for the band Toto? Africa Africa was very newsworthy in the 80s. Nelson Mandella was in prison for his anti-Apartheid movement. AIDS was devastating the continent. Starvation was a constant reality. But strides were being made. South West Africa won its independence freeing itself from colonial rule. Immunizations and pesticides were improving the living standards and internationally some of the biggest musical acts were raising money for various African causes. It is to this background that Toto inexplicably recorded this song with accompanying music video. 97.  Glen Campbell scored a hit in 1968 with the haunting song about the life and loves of a man that worked on the power lines of which city? Galveston Wichita Albuquerque Houston

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