I’m not sure when Toto’s ‘Africa’ became people’s turn-up jam but it happened. It’s one thing for a classic rock track to make a resurgence, but did we really need Weezer to do a note-for-note remake? No, we did not. But if only I’d known what was coming next, I would have savored the hell of out of it.
Just as Weezer’s needless remake is fading from whatever satellite radio they play at Buffalo Wild Wings, Cubano Voldemort/one man Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull has decided to make a comeback, which alone was unnecessary, but has decided to sample ‘Africa’, which is doubly unnecessary. His “new” song is entitled ‘Ocean to Ocean’ and features Rhea singing the hook and for whatever reason is the first single from the ‘Aquaman’ soundtrack.
Check it out below, if you dare!
Well, at least one mystery from the ‘Aquaman’ trailers has been solved. Presumably, hearing this song is what made Mera leap from the airplane without a parachute.
I guess Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ninja Rap’ from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ is no longer the most embarrassing superhero soundtrack single.
It’s unclear why there is even a pop song featured on the ‘Aquaman’ soundtrack. The compilation also features two versions of Skylar Grey’s ‘Everything I Need’, but the remainder is the instrumental score by Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Most superhero movies only release a score album, but there are certainly exceptions. From DC, the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack actually spawned four hits, ‘Heathens’ by twenty øne piløts, ‘Purple Lamborghini’ by Skrillex and Rick Ross, ‘Gangsta’ by Kehlani, and ‘Sucker for the Pain’ by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla Sign featuring X Ambassadors. (Whew! Was anyone NOT on that track?)
Earlier this year, Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack (curated by Kendrick Lamar) was also a hit and ‘Sunflower’ by Post Malone featuring Swae Lee, from ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is climbing (no pun intended) the charts.
Directed by James Wan, ‘Aquaman’, starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, and Patrick Wilson swims into theaters this weekend!