Gotye Performs “Somebody That I Used to Know” for VH1’s “You Oughta Know” Live Series

This song never gets old. I especially love Kimbra’s contribution, because just as you begin to feel sorry for Gotye’s post-breakup depression, she swoops in to undermine him with the line, “Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over.” Watch below.

Gotye on Jimmy Kimmel — Kills it!

Gotye is on his way to super stardom and it’s all because of his song, “Somebody That I Used to Know.” We can all relate to feeling as if the love of our life has become a complete stranger within an instant. Plus, Gotye made the brilliant choice of adding the girl’s perspective to his song. Watch him perform with Kimbra, who I have to give major fashion props to. She looked incredible.

Music Spotlight On: Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

Without breakups, there would be no breakup songs. And without breakup songs, there wouldn’t be Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.” The song was written by Wouter De Backer (or “Gotye”), an Australian musician who is primarily known for his work with the indie pop band, The Basics. It appears on his third studio album, ‘Making Mirrors,’ and the music video below has over ten million YouTube hits. If you’ve ever had a breakup where your long-term partner abruptly cut-off all communication, then the video is especially haunting. Halfway through the song Gotye is joined by Kimbra, who tells her side of the breakup story. My favorite lyric is “you can be addicted to certain kind of sadness.” Watch below, and buy the album.