Weezer cover ELO, Michael Jackson, A-Ha and other classics on surprise new album
24 January 2019, 09:57
Weezer won new fans with their cover of Toto's 'Africa' last year, and now they've gone the whole hog.
Weezer's new album sees the American band cover 10 classic tracks from yesteryear including ELO's 'Mr Blue Sky' and Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean'.
The Teal Album was released on Spotify late last night (January 23), and also sees new versions of Tears For Fears' ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ and 'Sweet Dreams' by Eurythmics.
“SURPRISE. The Teal album is out now,” Weezer announced on Twitter.
“It’s us covering everyone else’s hits.”
#TheTealAlbum https://t.co/BXg5BdTwn8— weezer (@Weezer) January 24, 2019
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Take On Me
Mr. Blue Sky
Stand by Me pic.twitter.com/w7RxRcOYUY
Toto later repaid the favour by covering Weezer's own hit 'Hash Pipe', with great results.