Musical coincidences # 152

November 29, 2011

According to Australia’s recent ARIA Awards (something I didn’t watch when it was televised last weekend), a chappy called Gotye (someone I don’t listen to) was awarded Best Male Artist. Mr. Gotye also won Single of the Year and Best Pop Release for his song “Somebody That I Used To Know“.

Having not heard the song before, I thought I might see what the chart-topping fuss was about and listen to the little beastie. When it started, I was reminded me of another song.


Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know (2011) (excerpt)


…reminded me of this:

XTC – “Senses Working Overtime (1982) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know (2011)


XTC – “Senses Working Overtime (1982)