Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Toto's "Africa" redux

I hope you don't get sick of this song, but I've been enjoying covers of Toto's "Africa" every time I stumble across them on YouTube. Some covers are much better than others; you may recall that my friend Justin Yoshida slapped up an awesome cover by Peter Bence (see my post here). Since that time, I've found two other covers that made me react strongly. Here's a one-man acapella version of "Africa" that I thought was simply awesome:

And here's a fucking hilarious version of "Africa" that was apparently prepped through the radical misuse of Google Translate. The lady singing the song had me laughing harder than I've laughed in a while, all thanks to her expressive mugging and those weird, twisted lyrics:

If I thought I could sing, I would love to do videos like the two showcased here.

KEYWORDS: Toto, Africa, cover, Jared Halley, Translator Fails, Malinda Kathleen Reese


John Mac said...

Nice to start the day with a laugh. Thanks for that video! She's a great talent. Also a hottie. Why can't I meet a gal like that?

Kevin Kim said...

She's a cute one for sure.

John from Daejeon said...

Malinda's pun song really is tear-ible.

Charles said...

One can never have too many "Africa" covers.

I've been a fan of Malinda and Translator Fails for quite some time now. I have never not laughed at one of her covers. She's also a great singer in her own right.