Weezer release cover of Toto’s ‘Rosanna’ to troll fans who petitioned for an ‘Africa’ cover

Written by Bianca Davino on 25th May, 2018
Weezer release cover of Toto’s ‘Rosanna’ to troll fans who petitioned for an ‘Africa’ cover

Toto’s track ‘Africa’ has risen to the highest ranks of meme-music culture. Alongside ‘All Star’ and ‘Horses’ its place within the pop culture spectrum has forever been solidified (for some) reason as a go-to dancefloor closer and 21st birthday must-spin.

Last year, a 14-year-old named Mary set up a Twitter account, petitioning for Weezer to cover none other than ‘Africa’ by Toto. Weezer and Rivers Cuomo are by no means afraid of throwing down a cover or two – earlier this year Cuomo performed a bunch of 90s classics during a solo acoustic set, including renditions of R.E.M’s ‘Losing My Religion’ and Oasis’ ‘Champagne Supernova’.

Today, unfortunately, those living in the hopes of Weezer covering the iconic track may be just a little disappointed. The band have released a cover of Toto’s less popular ‘Rosanna’, revealing the track by tweeting at the ‘Africa’ campaign account.


Mary showcased her disappointed, acknowledging that Weezer had trolled her back, tweeting,“#WeezerCoverAfrica turned into #WeezerCoveringRosanna ???”

Check out the hook-laden track below – it actually works pretty damn well.


The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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