Bless The Rains Down In Africa

By Steve McSteveface

‘Africa’ is a song recorded by the American band Toto in 1981. The idea behind the song was:

“A white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he’s never been there, he can only tell what he’s seen on TV or remembers in the past.”

The song reached number 3 on the UK singles chart and number 1 on the US billboard charts.

In 2018, after a massive twitter campaign by a fan, American band Weezer covered the song.

I am also assuming this is what inspired them to release the ‘Teal Album’.

Whichever one your prefer there is only one version that will be playing down in Africa for eternity.

What do you think? Did Weezer do a good job?

Take a look at some of the other posts in this series and don’t forget to follow the playlist.

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.