Gotye: I didn't expect chart success

Gotye says he nearly gave up on his massive chart topping single Somebody That I Used to Know.

The song has sat on top of the charts for four week so far and sold over 500,000 copies.

Collaborating with Kimba, the track took two years to record and he did it all in a barn in Australia!

Chatting to BBC News he said:

"It was challenging to finish. I hit a brick wall after I hit the first chorus, and it took me a few weeks to decide if I should write the second verse from a female perspective.

"But I stuck with it, and I was really proud once it was finished.

"It seems to appeal to people who, unfortunately, have very confused, broken relationship experiences."

Appeal it does - hitting the number one slot in 13 countries.  You can watch the official video to Somebody That I Used to Know below.

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