Ok, when I heard Weezer’s version of Toto’s ‘Africa’ I thought it was quite possibly the best cover I’ve ever heard! I listened to it over and over and over… and funny thing?! I didn’t even love the original when it was a hit! HA! They made me love it all of these years later! So, they dropped a surprise album this week which includes that song… AND 9 OTHER COVERS! Ready for the track list?

  1. Africa (Toto)

  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears)

  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics)

  4. Take on Me (a-ha)

  5. Happy Together (The Turtles)

  6. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

  7. Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra)

  8. No Scrubs (TLC)

  9. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)

  10. Stand by Me (Ben E. King)

O.M.G. - it’s amazing. Chili from TLC has already vocalized her love for their take on ‘No Scrubs’ - she says they did a GREAT job and she wants to perform it together (Grammy’s - are ya listening?)!

Weezer has a new album coming out in March. No doubt this is just some clever marketing on their part. But, hey, so was putting out that cover of Africa. They did it because of an internet dare. Challenged accepted.

Me? I’m lovin’ it. ‘Africa’ - the cover I didn’t know I needed. This? The album I didn’t know I needed either!

Jennifer Waldman