Somebody That I Used to Know (4:02)

Cover of Making Mirrors

From Making Mirrors and 6 other releases

This song by Gotye also features vocals by Kimbra. The song was a commercial and critical success, topping the charts in at least 17 countries including Australia, United States, UK, New Zealand, Poland, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. It was voted #1 on the 2011 Australian Triple J Hottest 100 national music poll. It was the second best selling single of 2011 in Australia.

As of March 2012, it had sold 600,000 copies in the UK making it the best-selling single of 2012 so far, and it also became the 3rd best-selling download ever in Germany with digital sales between 500,000 and 600,000.

As of April 2012, it’s officially the most successful song in the history of the Dutch charts. In April, the song rose to number one on the US Billboard chart with sales of 542,000 downloads. It is the fourth-biggest weekly sales since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003.

The opening guitar riff is sampled from “Seville” by Luiz Bonfa.


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  • garynotrashcoug

    Wasn't too familiar with him, until I heard this song and I reached out and grabbed me.

    21 Nov 6:36am Reply
  • ewelkarewelka

    love love love!

    16 Nov 7:48pm Reply
  • MrShayton

    Nice Song

    3 Nov 8:41pm Reply
  • geeelise

    My sister and I are still convinced this is heavy with Eternal Sunshine references.

    3 Nov 9:00am Reply
  • R4f4el

    kimbra sounds like katy perry [5]

    25 Oct 11:13pm Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

    kimbra sounds like katy perry [4]

    22 Oct 4:12am Reply
  • DavidVSoho

    Am I the only one who listen to this song and think to The Sims 2?

    5 Oct 6:33pm Reply
  • zinnatylla26


    19 Sep 1:56pm Reply
  • gotgore101

    Oooo-la-la, he's hot as a firecracker!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    28 Aug 2:34am Reply
  • MissWeird

    kimbra sounds like katy perry [3]

    15 Aug 2:55pm Reply
  • bloodywiill

    hino pra sempre

    14 Aug 1:40pm Reply
  • MarioAle

    lol him eyes are not brown!!!? him eyes are green...

    4 Aug 3:37am Reply
  • gotgore101

    I love this song, the man too. He has the prettiest brown eyes. OK, I stop now...he-he-he-he.

    2 Aug 5:09am Reply
  • rtms1988

    sounds like Sting [2] Agreed.

    26 Jul 3:15pm Reply
  • corneld

    Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [-10000000] !! "feat." is so disgusting.... This is stupid anyway; it's like all Mike Oldfield's songs should be titled like "Mike Oldfield feat. XXXX" ... Stupid, isn't it ? This one is the correct title, and it does NOT need any corrections.

    18 Jul 10:46am Reply
  • MyHeartofHearts

    sounds like Sting

    14 Jul 1:04pm Reply
  • thigmotaxis

    Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [7]

    11 Jul 3:15pm Reply
  • DedecaMonteiro

    Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [6]

    6 Jul 3:29am Reply
  • edeunnier

    Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [5]

    1 Jul 10:27pm Reply
  • Shalara

    Urgh! Kimbra is clearly credited on Spotify but not in a way that ruins the track title.

    30 Jun 11:16am Reply
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