After “blessing the rains” with their take on Toto’s “Africa” last year, Weezer has really leaned into this whole cover business. At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, the alt-rock veterans dropped a surprise album full of 10 unoriginal tracks, or as they described it, “It’s us covering everyone else’s hits.”
One of those “hits” featured on “The Teal Album” is TLC’s “No Scrubs” — which has caused quite a break in the Weezer fanbase on Twitter. It seems some users don’t want no cover of the R&B girl group’s 1999 classic and others would like to sit in the passenger side of Weezer’s ride while listening to the track.
Just to give you a very quick sampling, one Twitter user wrote, “Hello, yes, I am Generation X and I will take several helpings of Weezer covering ‘No Scrubs’ please and thank you,” while another tweeted, “that weezer cover of no scrubs is a monstrosity omg.”
“The Teal Album” also includes covers of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” A-ha’s “Take On Me,” and, of course, “Africa.”
— weezer (@Weezer) January 24, 2019
Here’s are how the fans are taking it:
No Scrubs. Weezer are covering No Scrubs.
I'm more upset about this than I have any right to be.
— Rae Johnston (@raejohnston) January 24, 2019
"Weezer covered No Scrubs" is the most WinAmp statement I've ever heard in my life. Lemme delete the Romeo Must Die soundtrack to make room for this
— 2019 Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) January 24, 2019
Hello, yes, I am Generation X and I will take several helpings of Weezer covering 'No Scrubs' please and thank you.
— Heavy D and the Boyz (@dimsie) January 24, 2019
so weezer’s no scrubs cover…. pic.twitter.com/cEZMV63BJw
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 24, 2019
When you are ride or die for Weezer and listen to their cover of 'No Scrubs' pic.twitter.com/wgk5CNw2JA
— Tony Rueda (@ARueda21) January 24, 2019
Weezer singing No Scrubs is a whole ass mood. pic.twitter.com/qTluUYnnPo
— lex. ???? (@bandnerdlexa) January 24, 2019
that weezer cover of no scrubs is a monstrosity omg pic.twitter.com/4JMDkE2wXZ
— ???? ???? ???? ???? (@golddtatt) January 24, 2019
— Adrian Garro (@adriangarro) January 24, 2019
Weezer’s cover of No Scrubs is good, but their explanation is better pic.twitter.com/awxIP7p1BT
— lilly (@lilly_raco) January 24, 2019
weezer’s no scrubs cover…. pic.twitter.com/bDdJYcWXD5
— LADIES…. I’m boiling (@runawaywithmani) January 24, 2019
Listen to the track via the YouTube audio above — and the original from TLC below.