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The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Toto’s “Africa”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2020 - 8:52 am

Gotcha Covered

The Best & Worst Covers Of 2018

I know this year's been kind of exhausting music-wise. It's been exhausting everything-wise, but stopping to think about how music felt just dredged up nothing…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm


Open Mike Eagle Reviews 2018

Right now, it certainly seems as if Open Mike Eagle can't be stopped. Since he got started in earnest at the beginning of this decade,…
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2018 - 12:06 pm

More Toto stories

This Installation In The Desert Will Play Toto’s “Africa” On A Loop For Eternity

Toto's oft-memed, cheesy '80s hit "Africa" had a bit of a resurgence last year. One Weezer fan ran a viral campaign to get the band…
Julia Gray | January 14, 2019 - 8:50 pm

Pitbull Blesses The Rains With “Africa”-Sampling Aquaman Song

You guys really like "Africa," huh! The bit seemed ironic at first, but I don't know what to believe anymore. Earlier this year, Weezer covered
Julia Gray | December 13, 2018 - 8:58 pm


Snail Mail Reviews 2018

Snail Mail was already having a quick ascension. Last year, when Lindsey Jordan was just 18, she garnered a ton of buzz and acclaim for…
Ryan Leas | December 10, 2018 - 9:15 am

Toto Release 1981 Outtake “Devil’s Tower” — Will Weezer Cover It?

Toto had a brief return to the cultural consciousness earlier this year when Weezer struck alt-radio gold by covering the cheese-rockers 1982 megahit "Africa," which…
James Rettig | November 30, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Weezer – “Africa” Video (Feat. “Weird Al” Yankovic)

After an online campaign asking Weezer to cover Toto's '80s mega-hit "Africa" went viral, the band obliged, resulting in their biggest hit in years. Weezer's…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 11:35 am

Here’s Toto’s Studio Cover Of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

Before we thank Mary, let’s start by thanking Stranger Things. The Ohio teen first heard Toto’s 1982 iconic, excellently cheesy hit "Africa" when it played…
Gil Green | August 10, 2018 - 12:00 am

Watch “Weird Al” Yankovic Join Weezer On “Africa” In LA

The Weezer-doing-"Africa" saga continues! Back in May, after a viral campaign (and after covering another Toto song), Weezer caved and released their version of "Africa,"
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2018 - 9:57 am

Watch Toto Cover Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

In recent months, Weezer have gotten a whole lot of mileage out of covering early-'80s cheese-rock kings Toto. They started out by covering Toto's "Rosanna,"
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2018 - 9:32 am

Toto Will Cover Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

After a successful grassroots campaign from a teenage girl in Ohio, Weezer finally covered Toto's massive 1982 hit "Africa." First, they covered another Toto song,…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2018 - 8:11 pm

Now Toto May Cover Weezer

One of the great successful grassroots campaigns in recent music history involved a teenage girl from Ohio lobbying to get Weezer to cover Toto's 1983…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Weezer’s Best Song, “Africa,” Is Coming To Vinyl Only At Urban Outfitters

You know the story, but if you don't, here's a refresher: A teenage Weezer fan named Mary based in Ohio ran a viral campaign in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 29, 2018 - 4:23 pm

Watch Weezer Cover “Africa” With Toto’s Steve Porcaro On Jimmy Kimmel

Last month, after a long viral campaign from one fan in Ohio, Weezer finally caved and released their cover of Toto's shimmering, nonsensical 1983 cheese-pop…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2018 - 8:52 am