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.
This past week, Weezer appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform a track from their Black album. The Tonight Show just released an video of Weezer, Jimmy and The Roots performing Take On Me with classroom instruments.
Sadly, the video has been removed from YouTube.
Weezer performed 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week with help from Tears for Fears.
|More from 1 Thing A Week|
|« My top 10 movies (2019 edition)||Marvel's Black Panther||How ARES uses gravity to store energy »|