It's been a while, man, life's so rad. Huge thank you to @weezer for sending me a gold record in honor of the certification of the song, this was absolutely crazy!#WeezerCoverAfrica pic.twitter.com/tYrC77nJj4— weezer cover africa by toto (@weezerafrica) October 14, 2019
Weezer has given a gold record to the fan started a Twitter account begging them to cover Toto's song "Africa." The girl started the campaign in 2017 when she was 14, and it picked up steam when it started to go viral. The band gave in and released the cover in May 2018.
It topped the iTunes chart the next day, spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and spawned a video starring "Weird" Al Yankovic. Mary also got to meet Pat Wilson, Weezer's drummer and the producer on the song, when the band's tour stopped in Ohio in the summer of 2018.
A true meeting of the minds behind weezer’s cover of “Africa”— weezer (@Weezer) July 12, 2018
at @blossommusicctr ! Pat the producer with Mary who started the @weezerafrica campaign. Great minds think alike! #karlscorner pic.twitter.com/8p7j2Wk7Mr
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ONTD, if you could ask your favorite band to cover a song, what would it be?