"'Rosanna' was about a high school love, one of my first loves, but I just tagged another Rosanna's name (Rosanna Arquette) on there because she was going at the time with Steve Porcaro, my best friend. He had just met her and was looking to title a song with her name, and it just fit perfectly for that song right there. So it's got her name on it, but it's really about another high school sweetheart, which is how songs happen sometimes." - David Paich
''David was constantly writing songs at that point and he came to us with Rosanna half-finished. The first time we ever heard it was when we walked into his living room in Encino. He had this grand piano, and he told us: ‘I want you to check this idea out’. He was pleased with it, and we were too. I knew it was a hit.'' - Bobby Kimball
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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