A determined teenager named Mary Klym who lives in Ohio decided that she really wanted Weezer, her favorite band, to cover the “internet’s favorite song” namely “Africa” by Toto. So she embarked on a Twitter campaign in order to see if she could make her wish come true. At first the band had a bit of fun with their devoted fan, performing a cover of “Rosanna“, another song on the same album instead.
Eventually the band relented, first releasing an audio version of the song.
— weezer (@Weezer) June 11, 2018
— weezer (@Weezer) June 13, 2018
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) June 13, 2018
The song went over so well that it debuted at number 89 on Billboard’s Top 100.