Weezer Covers Toto’s “Rosanna” … and “Africa”

Photo credit: @SPIN

If there was any doubt that Netflix has the power to influence mainstream media, perhaps there is a little less now.

Why Netflix?

Netflix original series Stranger Things and more specifically the show’s soundtrack, prompted a Twitter campaign aimed at convincing the band Weezer to cover Toto‘s hit song “Africa”.  The song is played in the background of this scene from Season 1:

The @weezerafrica account was created by a young fan of Stranger Things who is also a Weezer fan.  The band and lead singer Rivers Cuomo were trolled online for months; however, the campaign backfired a bit when Weezer trolled back.  Instead of “Africa”, the band released a cover of Toto’s “Rosanna” last week:

 

Not Quite the One…

A fabulous cover, but not the right song.  The online prodding continued and on Tuesday, Weezer delivered.  The rains are now officially blessed:

 

 

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