Toto's Africa has been getting a lot of attention online recently, and now you can see the iconic track covered by chickens. Well... sort of.
Every time you think you've seen it all, you'll be stumbling around online and find something that leaves you wondering how on earth people come up with this stuff. There is really no rhyme or reason as to what is going to be the next craze on the internet or what can become a viral hit.
The latest thing that has caught the attention of the online community is Africa by Toto. Despite the iconic track being released in 1982, it is currently the theme of countless memes and various unique cover versions. As unique as some of them have been, we may have the most weird and wonderful here for you right now: a cover version by a chicken.
As you can see from the video above it's not exactly what the title of the video from Big Marvel promises. Despite the focal point of the clip being a real life chicken sitting alongside a microphone, it's actually a rubber chicken doing all of the singing. As impressive as it is from the stoney-faced chicken owner, we were personally all on the edge of our seats waiting for his real life feathered friend to step in and take the lead.
The unexpected popularity of Toto's Africa isn't the only song that has sparked animal covers of well known tracks. Not by a long shot! There have been a number of songs in the last couple of years that have been recreated by talented internet users who have taken various clips of animals (such as goats, dogs and even a few chickens), auto tuned them, and patched them together to create the sounds of Crawling by Linkin Park, Bring Me To Life by Evanescence, and various other songs.
Despite the song being performed by a rubber chicken and not a real farmyard fowl, at the time of typing the fake bird's cover of Africa has been viewed more than half a million times. Perhaps, like us, viewers of the video were eagerly awaiting the real chicken to throw in a crow or even a chirp towards the end of the performance.