Pitbull Has Recorded A Cover Of 'Africa' By Toto And It's Just As Bad As You'd Expect
You've got to have heavy confidence in your abilities as a musician to cover a song, particularly a song that's very well-loved, such as Africa by Toto. But, I think it's fair to say, that one thing Pitbull has by the sackful - other than cash - is confidence.
On that note (see what I did there?) please enjoy Ocean to Ocean, which uses the the chorus (and a lot of the same instrumentals) of the hit song:
The song, which also features Rhea, is on the Aquaman soundtrack and it's stoked some strong opinions online, where one listener wrote: "Whoever let Pitbull get his hands on Toto Africa needs to go home and think about what they have done!"
Another wrote: "I'm sorry Pitbull what is this trashy remake of Africa?!"
While a third refused to hold-back, posting: "I'm putting it out there - the Pitbull version of Africa may be the worst thing ever."
Not 'worst song' but 'worst thing' - have a think about all the things in the world, now think of some of the worst, go on, you doing it? Yeah? Grim isn't it? Well, this woman reckons Pitbull's new track is worse than all of those. Bold claim. But also... can we sort of see where she's coming from?
In a statement about the song Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Perez, said: "The ocean, the sea and any body of water, to me, is true freedom.
"The ocean has always been the border from where my parents came from Cuba and the United States, which gives us freedom. That's why I respect water. Bottom line: water gives us freedom."
Alongside the Pitbull song, Jason Momoa's new flick features an original score by composer Rupert Gregson Williams.
Gregson Williams told Entertainment Weekly that being able to write theme songs for the movie's characters was 'awesome', adding: "Arthur Curry has such a strong character-he's a real rock star-so I felt he deserved a big melody."
The soundtrack also features a track by Skylar Grey titled: Everything I Need.
You can see Aquaman in cinemas in the UK from today and if you happen to fall madly in love with the soundtrack, then you can also purchase that today, too.
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