Gotye says “Somebody I That I Used To Know” almost didn’t happen

I'm thinking of a song. You've surely heard it, and you've possibly sung along with its ubiquitous chorus: "Now you're just somebody that I used to know." Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" has become the biggest song of 2012, and its infectious bounce and memorable melody has taken over our collective short-term memory as much as it has dominated the airwaves.

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Gotye, "Making Mirrors" (Samples 'n' Seconds/Universal Republic) First things first: Yes, Gotye sounds a whole lot like Sting when he sings the chorus of "Somebody That I Used to Know." That tinge of pop familiarity may have helped make the song an international hit when Gotye's third album, "Making Mirrors," was released last year in Australia, where he lives.