Five cover versions of Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know’
- Niki Boyle
- 21 February 2012
Pretty faithful to the original, but played by four deadpan guys and one girl from Ontario on one much-groped guitar.
A full-on disco treatment from the Adelaide DJ duo, complete with an ass-shaking bassline.
A sparse cover from more of Gotye’s Aussie countrymen, with a Stephen Hawking computer voice for the female part. Yes, really.
Full and bass-y house remix that experiments with hazy waves of static.
The French synthmeister’s ‘Midnight City’ makes a luscious Gotye backing track
The original song. 80m views on YouTube and counting.
Belgium-born, Melbourne-based troubadour with a Beck/Sting-ish sound.