Twitter – Alternative rock band Weezer surprised released a new covers album titled Weezer (The Teal Album) earlier this week. Among the songs included on the project was a revision of TLC’s chart-topping hit, “No Scrubs.”
Chilli, one of two surviving members of the Grammy Award-winning group, jumped on Twitter to weigh in on the song. Apparently, she approves.
“This #NoScrubs cover by @Weezer is AWESOME!!!” she tweeted. “but it would be even better if we sang it with ya’ll!!! I see a TLC Weezer concert coming up..lol.”
— Chilli (@officialchilli) January 24, 2019
TLC recorded “No Scrubs” for 1999’s FanMail. It marked the trio’s third No. 1 single and eighth Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It also earned TLC its second Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and was the second-biggest Hot 100 single of 1999 behind Cher’s “Believe.”
Weezer’s lead singer Rivers Cuomo does his best to recreate a rock-infused version of the classic cut. He also takes a stab at Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.”
Check out Weezer’s “No Scrubs” cover below as well as TLC’s original.