Gotye's YouTube orchestra remix of "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Gotye created the ultimate remix of his ubiquitous "Somebody That I Used to Know" track strictly from covers and parodies of the song that he found on YouTube. Gotye says he was directly inspired by Kutiman's classic "Thru-you" from 2009. "Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra" (


  1. Can’t view it. Thanks, GEMA. Protecting my sensitive German sensibilities from fair use and a remix by the actual recording artist.

  2. That was actually really well done! I wonder if Beck is looking to do something similar by releasing his most recent album only as a collection of sheet music.

    1.  That would be amazing. Even more ingenious than his “put out a sheet music ‘record’ in 2012” and Gotye’s “remix everybody who isn’t me” ideas combined.

  3. That was great.  Inspiring, even.  

    mindysan33…Upon seeing link, along with so many other uke things on Youtube, that I’m convinced now that the “ukulele movement” + Youtube = the new Punk music.  Thanks for that link.

  4. 1. This is awesome.
    2. How many people are in a position to have it removed for copyright violations.
    3. How many people who aren’t in a position to have it removed (or have ads run over it) will still try?

  5. I guess some people are OK with being filthy thieves who steal other people’s music.  Why would I buy the original when I can listen to this for free?  It’s exactly the same as taking a car.  A nice car, not your car.  They’ve devalued the artist’s entire catalogue. 

    I’ve calculated the value of the damages owed to the artist’s representative.  I respectfully demand the sum payment of the Moon and all its territorial rights in perpetuity.

  6. ubiquitous?  this is the first time I’m hearing it.  like the other song says, “don’t get around much anymore…”

  7. This brought a tear to my eye.  It’s an obvious thank you to fans, especially the ones that took the time to learn and play the song.  Gotye’s a wonderful man and artist.

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