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Searching through my iTunes library, I have never owned a Weezer song, let alone an album. While I'd heard of them I couldn't tell you the name of an album or song. That seems pretty insane for a band that's been around since 1992 and right through my teenage years.

In May 2018, Weezer released a cover of Toto's Africa after a back and forth with a fan with the handle @WeezerAfrica. I don't think I heard it until much later in the year and didn't take much note until "Weird Al" Yankovic discussed his cameo on his episode of Hot Ones. It was a really good cover and to follow it's success (their first Billboard number 1 in 10 years, they've released the Teal album with 10 covers songs.

You can preview the songs below and I highly recommend giving the album a listen with fantastic covers of Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears, Take on Me by a-ha, No Scrubs by TLC, Billie Jean by Michael Jackson and Stand By Me by Ben E. King. It's a really well put together album.

I'd love to see them cover Hall & Oats' I Can't Go for That, something by the Jackson 5 and either Don't Stop Me Now or Somebody to Love by Queen. It seems like the kind of formula that could serve them well and deliver a few more albums in the future.

You can find Weezer's Teal album on iTunes and on Amazon.

Update

In addition to an official video for Africa with a cameo from Weird Al, Weezer put out a video for their cover of Take On Me featuring Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things:

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