Watch: The Ultimate ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ Mashup Created By Gotye Himself

Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has become one of the most-covered and parodied songs on YouTube, and over the weekend the Belgian-born Australian musician, Wouter "Wally" De Backer, uploaded an epic mashup of the fan-made homages to the song.

Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has become one of the most-covered and parodied songs on YouTube, and over the weekend the Belgian-born Australian musician, Wouter “Wally” De Backer, uploaded an epic mashup of the fan-made homages to the song.

The mashup, ‘Gotye – Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra,’ went up on the Gotye music YouTube channel yesterday and was directly inspired by Kutiman’s Thru-You project.  Israeli musician Kutiman is known for mashing up unrelated YouTube videos to create amazing mixes and his inspiration is definitely evident in the Gotye piece, which mashes up videos of YouTubers playing the hit on everything from ukulele to electric guitar, drums, a cappella and even soda bottles.

In the YouTube video’s description, Wally aka Gotye, writes, “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.”

“All audio and video in Somebodies is from the YouTube user videos featured, each of them a cover or parody of Somebody That I Used To Know.  No extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering, pitch-shifting and time-stretching to make the movie.”  Links to the original videos can be found here.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think.  Are you getting sick of this song yet or do you want the covers, parodies and remixes to keep rolling in?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.