Chances are you’ve heard Gotye‘s song a time or two. You might be aware of the hundreds of amateur covers that have sprung up on YouTube. Songwriter Gotye knows about them too. So he’s created his own YouTube sensation: ‘Somebodies’.
When Gotye posted his video on YouTube, he wrote, “Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ seemingly taking over their own area of the Internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered. ”
Hats off to Gotye for seeing the Internet as a place that breeds fan love and not a place that threatens his artistic rights or royalties.
A full list of links to the original videos is available here: