Behold the horrible Pitbull cover of Toto’s Africa featured in the thoroughly mediocre Aquaman movie. Currently sitting at 101,000 dislikes. Amazingly, 21,000 people, probably watching drunk, accidentally missed the dislike button and hit the thumbs up.
No, I believe it’s YouTube’s own YouTube Rewind 2018 that has the record, with 14 million dislikes.
100,000 dislikes doesn’t even get it close to the top (bottom?) fifty.
Damn. Clearly I don’t spend nearly enough time hatesurfing YouTube.
I thought it was going to be the Youtube Rewind 2018 video when I saw this thread title. Normally I wouldn’t be aware of such a thing. I found out about it a couple weeks ago from a person who normally doesn’t pay attention to such corporate fluff either… They have more of an axe to grind with Google/Youtube than I do and it made for fodder to goof on.
I totally get why people dislike it, putting this shitty rap on top of a good song, as if they just faux-sampled Africa.
But I like the way the chorus feels. If they’d do the song legit with that beat/groove and that chorus, I’d quite enjoy it. As is, I just kinda grooved while not listening to Pitbull’s lyrics at all.
Maybe I just want Rhea’s version?
A true cover with Rhea singing would probably be great.
I’m also just into covers of Africa, though. Two I’ve listened to recently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNn_Vlv3XWM (I BASS the rains down in Africa)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyc-a-DOKwk (live performance)
And, because it’s (still) that time of year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8
Oops. Just realized I linked a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody, the other song whose covers I’m on the lookout for.
Here’s the recent live Africa I’ve watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4l8BpYyMDQ
Have you seen Lake Street Dive’s cover?
I just looked for Jimmy Slonina’s (lip synch) cover, but it’s been taken down. Still, if you aren’t yet familiar with Slonina’s work, check him out.