Watch Weezer Perform a Flawless Cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’, Their Biggest Hit in a Decade

They blessed the rains in a showstopping performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’.

Proving anything is possible with determination verging on psychotic obsession, one Weezer fan led a social media campaign to convince the band to cover Toto’s “Africa.”

Weezer finally relented and may want to send that fan a gift basket. Their “Africa” cover is now the band’s biggest hit in nine years, landing at No. 89 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the ultimate indication it’s a bonafide hit, Weezer just performed their synth-filled cover live on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Check it out above.

The Twitter account @weezerafrica had sent the band hundreds of tweets with the hashtag #WeezerCoverAfrica, eventually attracting press and the attention of Weezer.

The band’s upcoming album Black Album was supposed to drop in May, but that still hasn’t happened yet. We’ll have to settle for the rains of Africa for now.