Gotye claimed the top spot on the Hot 100 as the number one song in the country last week on the strength of his Saturday Night Live performance and a Glee cover - the latter of which may not have been that strong but more on that later.
"Somebody That I Used To Know" ended the six-week reign of "We Are Young" by fun. on the chart.
...two rock-based tracks have reigned back-to-back on the Hot 100 for the first time since Matchbox Twenty's "Bent" succeeded Vertical Horizon's "Everything You Want" the week of July 22, 2000.
As "Somebody" and "Young" have also both topped the Alternative Songs chart, two Alternative Songs leaders have crowned the Hot 100 consecutively for the first time dating to the former list's Sept. 10, 1988, launch.
As for the "Somebody I Used To Know" receiving the Glee treatment, Gotye wasn't a fan. Billboard reports:
"They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals but the vocals were that pop "Glee" style, ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense," he told the Sunday Mail, "like it's playing to you from a cardboard box."
The singer also said, as the Sunday Herald Sun reports, "It made it sound dinky and wrong."