Next weekend the next massive comic book hero epic, “Aquaman”, debuts in theaters. Ahead of that holiday blockbuster release the promotional hype has begun, and that includes the release of the soundtrack today.
One touted track features Miami’s Pitbull, and it is a remake of majestic proportions.
— Pitbull (@pitbull) December 13, 2018
You read that correctly. Pitbull took Toto’s classic anthem “Africa,” and converted it into a dancehall angry ‘rapfest’. It is a perfect marriage of elements that never should have been introduced, let alone permitted to date and develop a relationship.
Reaction to the track has been that the song is a few fathoms below being sea-worthy…or hear-worthy, for that matter.
Siri, show me the worst possible combination of wordshttps://t.co/zU4HxqZk7M
— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) December 14, 2018
That's nothing that a 100 men or more could make me listen to..
— #BigBadEd (@BigBadEd) December 13, 2018
Think of all artists, execs, and middlemen this song had to pass through. And, yet, nobody said, "Ya know what? No…"https://t.co/T4kVlZYUPp
— LISThony WEEKtano (@theneedledrop) December 14, 2018
If you are one to appreciate the lower-rung misfires in our culture (such as this editor), this song is pure amazement and joy. Here is a perfect assessment:
It took 34 years, but I've found the worst song in recorded history. It's Pitbull's take on Toto's "Africa" for Aquaman and its awfulness is a spectacle to behold. From the speaking intro to every Pitbull "whooooo" coming out of the hook. It's glorious. https://t.co/RUnR0f2GKt
— Andy Shore (@AndyShore) December 13, 2018
I’m just sorry I’m already married. Would have loved to walk down the aisle to this song.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) December 14, 2018
This is awful, I love it.
— Jon McAdoo (@JonMcAdoo) December 14, 2018
Others have been…less tolerant
I know I’m supposed to have the utmost respect for the Supreme Leader of Miami, Mr 305, Mr Worldwide, Pitbull, But his remix of Africa for the aqua man soundtrack might actually be the worst song ever made pic.twitter.com/Og6Cg7L4sx
— LeBlonde James (@lVl_V_P_) December 14, 2018
Hasn’t 2018 been bad enough already.
— Cherie Priest (@cmpriest) December 13, 2018
Pitbull did a cover of Africa for Aquaman what the fuck is going on
— 🎁⛄️🌲Ben🌲⛄️🎁 (@take1_prod) December 14, 2018
— Steve (@LandOfSteve) December 14, 2018
Brutal, but fair. It will be tough to look at an aquarium without animosity, for some people after this.
It sounds like the musical equivalent of writing your term paper – start to finish – about 2 hours before it's due. #PleaseStabMyEarsWithATrident
— Craig Allen (@RadioGuyCraig) December 13, 2018
Studio execs: "Africa" by Toto has seen a resurgence in popularity this year! Let's put it in #Aquaman and get Pitbull to do it! Millennials love him!
Business Insider: Millennials are killing "Africa" by Toto!
Millennials: Yeah, fuck you, we're not taking credit for this one
— Spooky Nate (@BladeOfCreation) December 14, 2018
WARNING: This song may induce sea-sickness.
— Jay Henan (@DirtyJesus) December 14, 2018
You need to be made of sterling character to survive cultural elements like this.
There may be no better assessment of what has happened here than this:
there’s a real Aquaman movie and a fake one starring Vinnie Chase in Entourage and somehow the real one is the one with a song where Pitbull samples Africa by Toto
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) December 14, 2018
Summed – up.
Nothing left but to find out if enough damage has been made to this DC Comics movie to declare Pitbull the musical equivalent of Zach Snyder.