Weezer has been in the news for weeks now thanks to their cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’ that took off on social media after one fan spent months and months tweeting at the band in an effort to get them to play the 80’s hit. Initially, Weezer trolled that devoted fan and covered Toto’s ‘Rosanna’ but later they released a recording of their ‘Africa’ cover and thanks to the efforts of @weezerafrica it blew up.
Who says that the official Song of the Summer needs to be a recent track or an original song? Nobody. At least nobody I know claims the Song of the Summer needs to be a recent original. After watching Weezer bust out their cover of Toto‘s ‘Africa’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live I’m here to nominate this cover as the 2018 Song of the Summer.
This cover wasn’t in the running for Song of the Summer according to Shazam, who ran an algorithm to track tags and predict this year’s ‘Despacito’. That algorithm turned up 10 potential songs for this year’s Song of the Summer so if you’re curious what those songs are you can click here.
Meanwhile, if you’re one of the band members in Toto and you see all of this publicity surrounding your biggest hit how are you not booking a worldwide tour? Weezer’s already got the Steve Porcaro from Toto out there playing this song with them. Why not get the band together and make some $$$$ while the iron is hot?