The song has been one of the most successful singles of 2012 so far, and continues to ride high in the charts and radio playlists in territories around the world, including the UK, USA, and of course, Gotye’s native Australia.
Below are a selection of some of our favourite cover versions by inspired fans, YouTube music stars, wry comedians and other artists. Enjoy!
Pentatonix scored over three million hits with their impressive a capella cover
This dramatic choral version by a Dutch choir takes the vocal focus in a different direction
An instrumental take from French band La Boutique Fantasque
Tanya Phillips recorded her cover on the harp
Black Kettle brought out the ukuleles for their Gotye duet
The famous Walk Off The Earth one guitar wonder
The satire of the cover by The Key Of Awesome
…and the chaotic comedy cover of the cover, playfully entitled “The official cover of the WOTE Gotye cover”
Eskimo Joe relied on a retro computer to help them cover Kimbra’s vocal parts for their live radio session cover
Barry Harrell strips things down for his solo rendition
Which version is your favourite? Did we miss one that deserves a place on the list? Do you think any of the covers are better than Gotye’s original?
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