XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Weezer’s cover of Toto’s “Africa”

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Weezer | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com
Weezer | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com

An Ohio teenager who’s been trolling Weezer for the past several months has gotten her wish: a cover of Toto’s 1982 hit song “Africa.”

Rivers Cuomo is definitely all-in in Weezers’ version of the Toto classic. The band already took a shot at Toto’s other hit from ’82, “Rosanna,” thanks to 14-year-old “Mary from Cleveland, Ohio” and her viral, on-line campaign to get her favorite band (Weezer) to cover Toto. Read more here.

Persistence pays off, Mary. Listen below.

And here’s the original…

And here’s both versions of Rosanna for good measure. Happy Tuesday.

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