It’s always interesting when a song like “Somebody That I Used To Know” comes around. We saw similar situations play out with “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Rolling In The Deep.” Gotye’s biggest hit ever is one of those tracks that creeps in and starts slowly spreading like an oil spill in the ocean, only with much less harmful results.
In July of 2011, the track reached No. 1 in Australia, and throughout the following months it topped the charts in Belgium, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark, New Zealand, and other countries. After a swelling presence in mainstream America, the track finally earns it’s position as the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100.