Toto’s “Africa” long ago became a pop culture totem. Incredibly, the fervor for the band’s 1983 No. 1 hit shows no sign of slowing down.
Self-proclaimed “Volvo enthusiast for life” Chris Ng decided to swap out his beloved car’s boring old monotone open-door sound with something a bit more exciting: an 8-bit version of “Africa.” The Austin-based tinkerer, who’s actually president of the Texas chapter of the Volvo Club of America, posted a YouTube video detailing how he modified his Volvo 240. The transformation is a delight: After Ng puts his keys in the ignition, the calming strains of the song immediately start playing, and continue until he starts the car.