Earlier today, I posed this SERIOUS question on Facebook: “Does anyone NOT like the song “Africa” by Toto?”
The answer, of course, is no. Everyone loves this song. If you claim otherwise, you are either lying or you misunderstood the question.
And what makes this song so great is that not only is the original a classic, but it has spawned numerous covers that are also classic in their own right.
So since today is clearly a day for covering hard-hitting and essential sports news stories, I am now going to allow you to vote on which version of Toto’s “Africa” is your favorite.
First, the original.
Second, the amazing acoustic cover that has become an Interwebs classic.
And third, the a capella version by Straight No Chaser that has long been a favorite of mine and anyone else who has heard it
Now that you’ve heard all three, which one gets your vote?
Did I miss any great covers? If so, post links below.
And yes, JD’s cover was considered but not chosen for inclusion in the vote.
Update: Additional covers are already being sent in! From Christian Matthews, here is a great Jay-Z/Toto mashup. Holy crap, this is awesome.