I am so glad that the Toto song, “Africa” is getting it’s due right now.
Bradley and I have been extolling the virtues of this beautiful piece of musical art for years, and it seems like the world is catching on.
Of course, we all rejoiced when Weezer covered the song. In fact, Urban Outfitters pressed 1500 7″ LPs on lime green vinyl, which sold out in record time and the cover of the song has Weezer charting for the first time in years, hitting 89 on the Billboard Hot 100. In case you’ve been living under a rock and missed it, have a taste:
This, of course after they covered another Toto hit, Rosanna:
And as if that homage wasn’t enough, Toto, who is currently touring, though not coming to Minnesota, has returned the favor and covered a Weezer song. This is so awesome. Here is Toto doing Weezer’s Hashpipe:
As far as I’m concerned, these two can keep this up. May I request “Say It Ain’t So” next?