Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, March 3, 2012 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Somebody That I Used to Know" is a mid-tempo ballad. It samples Luiz Bonfá's instrumental "Seville" from his 1967 album Luiz Bonfa Plays Great Songs. It also incorporates the first nine notes of the popular nursery rhyme, ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’, played on a xylophone, as an opening refrain and sparsely recurring motif in other parts of the song. The song received a positive reception from critics, who noted the similarities between the song and works by Sting, Peter Gabriel, and American folk band Bon Iver. In Australia, the song won the Triple J Hottest 100 poll at the end of 2011, as well as ARIA Awards for song of the year and best video, while Kimbra was voted best female artist and Gotye was named best male artist and producer of the year. The song came ninth in the Triple J Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years, 2013. In 2013, the song won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year.
Who sang Somebody That I Used to Know?
Somebody That I Used to Know was performed by Gotye featuring Kimbra
What year did Somebody That I Used to Know get to the UK number 1 spot?
Somebody That I Used to Know first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, March 3, 2012
How long was Somebody That I Used to Know at number 1 in the UK?
Somebody That I Used to Know spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.