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Top 10 covers of Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye

Gotye’s irrepressible hit, Somebody That I Used To Know has become an internet phenomenon, with hundreds of new cover versions uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo with every passing week.
The song has been one of the most successful singles of 2012 so far, and continues to ride high in the charts and radio playlists in territories around the world, including the UK, USA, and of course, Gotye’s native Australia.
Below are a selection of some of our favourite cover versions by inspired fans, YouTube music stars, wry comedians and other artists. Enjoy!
Pentatonix scored over three million hits with their impressive a capella cover
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This dramatic choral version by a Dutch choir takes the vocal focus in a different direction
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An instrumental take from French band La Boutique Fantasque

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Tanya Phillips recorded her cover on the harp
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Black Kettle brought out the ukuleles for their Gotye duet
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The famous Walk Off The Earth one guitar wonder
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The satire of the cover by The Key Of Awesome
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…and the chaotic comedy cover of the cover, playfully entitled “The official cover of the WOTE Gotye cover
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Eskimo Joe relied on a retro computer to help them cover Kimbra’s vocal parts for their live radio session cover

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Barry Harrell strips things down for his solo rendition
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The official sheet music for Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know is available now from musicroom.com for piano, vocal and guitar!
Which version is your favourite? Did we miss one that deserves a place on the list? Do you think any of the covers are better than Gotye’s original?
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