Gotye Creates a Mega Mashup With YouTube Covers of “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Perhaps the only song to challenge Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in the YouTube fan cover category, “Somebody That I Used to Know” now has a mashup video covering a few of the numerous covers and parodies it spawned. How meta.

Considering the long list of source material {Gotye’s blog}, and the time it must have taken to mix all of them, this is actually one of the more socially aware responses we’ve seen from an artist to fan covers in a while. No takedown notices, or threats from record labels, but a subtle shout out to the fans who’ve taken the time to share their take – and a willingness to laugh along with the less serious versions – has already gotten the mashup to more than 680,000 views.

Hopefully other artists and labels are taking note.

Hat tip to Mashable

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