Weezer's cover of Toto's classic, “Africa,” is #1 this week on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It's the first time a remake has held the position on that chart since 2004, when 311 covered “Love Song” by The Cure.
The song's recording was inspired by an online campaign to get Weezer to cover it after a teen Weezer fan heard Toto's original on Netflix's Stranger Things.
“Africa” was #1 for Toto 35 years ago.
Source: Pulse of Radio