WATCH: Weezer got ol' mate 'Weird Al' Yankovic to star in their 'Africa' music video

Weezer 26/09/2018

Weezer has recruited the one-and-only Weird Al Yankovic to star as Rivers Cuomo, along with a band of Weezer doppelgangers, for their 'Africa' music video.

And rest assured, it's weird as f*%k.  

You've got Weird Al parodying Weezer, parodying Toto.

The video recreates Weezer's 'Sweater Song' video, shot for shot.  

So, they're splicing 1982, 1994 and 2018 into a four-minute video. 

Are we in a musical time warp? Some kind of buck wild melodic inception?

Weezer's 'Africa' cover is the tune that just can't be stopped.

What started as a stitch up on Twitter (where one fan campaigned her wee heart out,'til the band eventually gave in), has eventuated into Weezer's biggest hit in over a decade, their first track in twelve years to make America's Hot 100 - and their first song EVER to hit no.1 on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart. 

God damn. That's one hell of a stitch up.

Check out the new music video above. 

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