The song is everywhere you turn, and now it’s even at No. 1. Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know” has taken over the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
The track, featuring Kimbra, sold an astonishing 542,000 copies last week. The singer/songwriter can thank the exposure from a remake performed on last week’s Glee, American Idol season 11’s Elise Testone and Phillip Phillips dueting to the tune a day later, and his own performance of the track on this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live for the added boost.
Gotye’s “Somebody” ends the six-week reign of fun.‘s “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae. That track slips to No. 2, but sales remain strong; “We Are Young” sold another 333,000 copies.
This week’s top 10 singles:
- Gotye featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
- fun. featuring Janelle Monae – We Are Young
- The Wanted – Glad You Came
- One Direction – What Makes Your Beautiful
- Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
- Flo Rida featuring Sia – Wild Ones
- Nicki Minaj – Starships
- Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe
- Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
- Katy Perry – Part Of Me