When Weezer released their cover of Toto's "Africa," it put the successful alt-rock band back in the news. The song, a staple from the '80s pop-rock scene, was polarizing but many people really love Weezer's version.
"Africa" is the biggest hit for Weezer in many years and was the first song by the band to hit the Billboard Hot 100 in almost 10 years. The last time that Weezer was on the charts was in 2009 with "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To," which hit 81st. "Africa" beat that and charted at the 68th spot and even hit No. 1 on the U.S. Alternative charts.
The song has legs too. Originally a number one hit for Toto back in 1983, people are still loving the Weezer version as evident by a video that was released from a Los Angeles concert for the band on Aug. 8. The crowd went wild when Rivers Cuomo started the song and sang along the entire time.
However, the highlight came when Weird Al Yankovic came out with his accordion and played along while singing the final parts of the song with Cuomo. It seems that everyone is loving the revival of the classic Toto song.
It isn't ending anytime soon either, because Toto is releasing their studio version of Weezer's "Hash Pipe" tonight.