Audio: Fun. & Hayley Williams – Somebody That I Used to Know (COVER)

I feel like I should call  today ‘Cover Wednesday’ but if I had talent I too would cover songs I wish I wrote so I understand. I saw a tweet from Fun. about their cover of Goyte’s ‘Somebody I Used to Know with Paramore’s Hayley Williams and I really liked it!! Yes its a song that’s been covered to death but I still like it. This recorded at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.


The Song I didn’t want to like…..Gotye: Somebody I Used to Know

I tried so HARD not to like  Somebody I Used to Know by Aussie singer Gotye but I one morning my radio alarm clock went off and this song was playing. Instead of hitting the snooze button I found myself singing along and even when another song came on I kept humming, in frustration I hit the off button and went on with my day.

Have you ever had a song on reply in your head?

No matter how many invoices I processed or the ever ending clients calls that came my way one part of the song was on replay in my head:

But you didn’t have to cut me off

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing

And I don’t even need your love

But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

No you didn’t have to stoop so low

Have your friends collect your records and then change your number

I guess that I don’t need that though

Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know

Now you’re just somebody that I used to know

So why didn’t I play other music to block this out…..oh I did! I played Marcus Foster, Matt Corby, Wires In the Wall, hell I even started singing Lady Gaga but when the music stopped Gotye’s song was still on replay.

Finally I admitted to myself…..I like this song….no like is too mild….I LOVE THIS SONG!

And once I liberated myself, the sun was shining (ok I live in Los Angeles….the sun shines most days!), hell I even heard the birds chirping. So now like so many others…..I’m a Gotye fan.

Damn you Gotye, you got me! You got me!