“Glee” covers Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Because the worst, most mind-numbing, claw-your-eyes-out song of the past 12 months really needed more exposure. Because producers of the smash TV show (which could easily be described with the aforementioned adjectives) knew the clip would instantly go viral. Because Americans love pop songs with semi-abrasive hooks (see “Barbie Girl,” “Tainted Love” and “Steal My Sunshine”). Here, for your personal torture and/or enjoyment, is a clip of the little jerks from “Glee” covering Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Scoop via Pop & Hiss.

If you need a palette cleanser, listen to Elliott Smith’s song of the same name. Serenity now.

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John Hendrickson is the managing editor of Reverb and a multimedia journalist for The Denver Post. Follow his rants on music and more on Twitter.