Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know': The Five Best Covers

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You know the song: "Somebody That I Used to Know" is a powerful and bitter break-up anthem by Australian singer-songwriter Gotye. I'm not sure how to rank it compared with Adele's "Someone Like You" as a break-up ode, but I'd definitely put it in the same mix tape.

Both songs are seriously up there along with  TV on the Radio's "I Was a Lover," Alanis Morrissette's "You Oughta Know" and Phil Collins' "Against All Odds."
Gotye is performing at the El Rey in Los Angeles tomorrow. To mark that sold-out show, we thought we'd put together a list of the best covers of "Somebody That I Used to Know."
Walk Off the Earth - Multitalented Canadians kill it with this clever rendition--one guitar, five musicians.


Airika Ladybug - Local girl plays all the instruments herself...and makes the video as well!

Fronz Arp - performs the cover using his ukulele, a money-filled French-macaroon tin and percussive polished-floor.

Michael Schulte and Max Giesinger- Two boys sing and harmonize, and create a gigantic sound out of their guitars and voices.

Right The Stars feat. Karmina - This Miley Cyrus-recommended cover is a slick and radio-ready production. 

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11 comments
Bogden
Bogden

You are all wrong.  Hands down the best cover is Pentatonix.  Walk of the Earth is fun to watch, but remove visual and would it still be your favorite? No.  Pentatonix would.

carl
carl

You guys missed the best one - Christina Grimmie!! Her voice is amazing! 

kartoffel
kartoffel

Max and Michael ♥ I have listened to this cover 100 times for sure! thanks for putting it in this list!!

Myprecious1213
Myprecious1213

Love Airika Ladybug! She is beautiful and unique and has a trademark style! Not to mention her awesome vocals!!

Lila Sadeghi
Lila Sadeghi

For sure Walk Off The Earth is my favorite one.

Airika MissLadybug
Airika MissLadybug

HEY !!! THANK YOUZ .. WHO IS THIS ? ARE WE FRIENDS ON TWITTER ? I'm so very honored to be on this list .. crazy neato ,and I'm just a geek with a camera , who just adores Gotye's artistry : )

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

ahh you're right, that's a beautiful cover

Myprecious1213
Myprecious1213

This is Ronda DeGonia, and we're friends on Facebook! You know how awesome I think you are!!

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