Weezer last appeared on the Hot 100 with "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To," which reached No. 81 in November 2009.
Before those two tracks, Weezer charted four prior Hot 100 entries: "Undone – The Sweater Song" (No. 57, 1994); "Beverly Hills" (No. 10, 2005); "Perfect Situation" (No. 51, 2006); and "Pork and Beans" (No. 64, 2008).
Weezer's "Africa" also enters the Alternative Songs airplay chart at No. 31, where it's the band's 28th entry, a sum that encompasses 14 top 10s, including three No. 1s.
Weezer's remake of "Africa" was sparked by a months-long viral campaign by a 15-year-old fan who heard Toto's original on Netflix's Stranger Things and wanted Weezer, her favorite band, to cover it. As a teaser, Weezer first released a cover of Toto's "Rosanna" (a No. 2 Hot 100 hit in 1982), which debuted at No. 29 on Hot Rock Songs a week ago (June 9), before rewarding its patient and passionate fan with "Africa" at last.
Meanwhile, Toto's original recording of "Africa" gains, up 3 percent to 5.4 million U.S. streams and 28 percent to 8,000 downloads sold in the tracking week. "'Africa” has taken on a life of its own." Toto's Steve Lukather marveled earlier this year upon the 35th anniversary of the song's Hot 100 coronation . "Nobody's laughing at it or appreciates it more than we do."
Weezer's 12th studio album Weezer (dubbed The Black Album) is expected later this year.