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The Internet’s Final Cover Of “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Often on the Internet, when something is successful — say, a video — soon lots of other people will also do that video, or a video like that video, in the hopes that their video will also be successful. Wait, did everybody get out their pens? I’m sorry I should’ve mentioned you should have your pens out and you SHOULD BE TAKING NOTES. So, we’ve seen this a lot. And lately one thing we’ve all been seeing a lot of video re-imaginings of is Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” a song that I’ve always stood up for in the face of tremendous opposition, because I do believe, no matter how many times it is played on the radio, or in every store you ever go into, or by your roommate, or by your neighbors, or by your mom for sure, that it is NOT A BAD SONG! Let’s not get into it but, like, that is not a bad song. But you know what IS a bad song? Any cover of “Somebody That I Used to Know” that has ever been on the Internet in my whole life. “I have an idea — a cover of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ but, like, using ONLY plastic cups and dog food.” “A burps-only cover of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’.” “A cover of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ sampling the burps-only cover + farts.” Luckily, though, the final cover has been posted on the Internet, and it is 100% perfect.

That’s it! We’re done! Everyone, give yourselves a round of applause. We really nailed this one. Champagne all around. Sparkling juice for the baby. Let’s bury this song and never re-imagine it again! (Via SayOMG.)