With a bassline made with a gigantic musical fence (only in Australia!), Gotye's 'Eyes Wide Open' is arguably more tense than 'Somebody That I Used To Know,' though it lacks quite the same charge as the song that (has almost) made he and Kimbra stars. Nonetheless, 'Eyes Wide Open' is a sincere, exciting cut, not destined to conquer charts, but sure to make its home in more than a few hearts.
It seems like people can't get enough of Gotye's unexpected hit song, 'Somebody That I Used to Know.' From the cast of 'Glee' to New York prog rockers Coheed and Cambria, no one can resist giving their own take on the breakup ballad. Fellow surprise hit makers fun. have decided to do their own cover of the track with help from Paramore's princess Hayley Williams, which you can listen to below.
Gotye's extraordinary 2012 just keeps getting more extraordinary. 'Somebody That I Used to Know,' the hot Aussie export's crossover smash featuring New Zealander Kimbra, continues its assault of the Billboard charts, racking up its fourth week atop the Hot 100 and its tenth at No. 1 on the Alternative tally.
Gotye's breakout song, 'Somebody That I Used to Know,' has been one of the biggest hits in 2012, in part because so many people can relate to the song. However, it's unlikely that many expected a toddler to embrace the track, like 3-year-old Grace does in the latest adorable video to take the internet by storm.
Gotye may be sick of most of the 'Somebody That I Used to Know' parodies and covers, but he seems to approve of the Bad Lip Reading version, which dubs fake words onto his music video, making it appear as though he's singing ridiculous lines like, "If a woman fails to squeal then I'll smell her jeans."