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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  • rtms1988

    sounds like Sting [2] Agreed.

    26 Jul 3:15pm Reply
  • pieczarka01

    Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [9] Kimbra is the biggest part of this track, why not included in title?

    19 Jul 7:49pm 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
  • isitbeer30yet

    nice one Wally! B)

    21 May 8:28pm Reply
  • NatanReckless

    Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [4]

    18 May 8:00pm Reply
  • Phreakerz

    kimbra sounds like katy perry [2]

    28 Apr 8:03pm Reply
  • vidasgalaxia

    <3

    27 Apr 8:36pm Reply
  • whatnarnia

    Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [3]

    9 Apr 7:24pm Reply
  • gotgore101

    I LOVE IT.

    6 Apr 1:41am Reply
  • hf1809

    it good this song####...

    5 Apr 9:55am Reply
  • awixumayita

    Cuando la escuché la primera vez, me encantó, pero la repitieron tanto que ahora sólo me da grima.

    1 Apr 10:51am Reply
  • missbene

    One of the best songs of 2012.

    28 Mar 11:28pm Reply
  • MjsCandyGirl

    There is just so much emotion in this song. Gets to me every time... [2] Suggest a correction: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" [2]

    21 Mar 2:52am Reply
  • BSMUSICSMC

    ♫ SIGH... LOVE ♪♫♫

    7 Mar 7:22pm Reply
  • Joey_Kirks

    A really sad and sweet song... But an amazing piece of art too !

    3 Mar 7:58pm Reply
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