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Weezer Share Video for Cover of Toto’s “Africa” Starring “Weird Al” Yankovic

Video Recreates Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" Video, With Yankovic as Rivers Cuomo

Sep 24, 2018 Toto
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The Weezer covering Toto’s “Africa” thing has gotten even sillier. Now Weezer has shared a video for their cover that stars “Weird Al” Yankovic, the greatest music parody artist of the 1980s (and perhaps any decade), as Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo in a recreation of Weezer’s 1994 video for “Undone - The Sweater Song.” Watch it below, followed by the original Weezer video followed by Toto’s original “Africa” video.

Now for some back-story, in case you haven’t been following along. Back in May a teenaged Weezer fan named Mary convinced the band to cover Toto’s 1982 hit “Africa” via a jokey Twitter account fittingly named “weezer cover africa by toto.” At first Weezer covered Toto’s “Rosanna” instead, a song also featured on their Toto IV album (it’s the opening track, “Africa” is the closing track). But then a week later they actually covered “Africa” and it ended up becoming Weezer’s biggest hit in years. Toto had previously announced their intentions to cover Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” and then they did.

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