Spotify’s Most Popular Song of 2012 is ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’: 5 Covers of Gotye's Smash Hit (VIDEOS)

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What a hit!

“Somebody That I Used to Know,” the radio-friendly, frequently covered smash by Gotye, reigned supreme in 2012 -- at least among Spotify users.

The Swedish-based music streaming service announced this week that the single was the most popular song of the year, beating out equally pop-tastic hits “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen and “We Are Young” by fun., which came in at second and third place, respectively.

As for individual artists, David Guetta came out on top as Spotify’s most popular male artist, while Rihanna took home the title for most popular female artist.

 

Guetta’s fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat was the most-streamed album of the year, with Gotye’s Making Mirrors, Drake’s Take Care, Lana Del Ray’s Born To Die and One Direction’s Up All Night rounding out the top five.

Since hitting mainstream airwaves earlier this year, “Somebody That I Used to Know” has been covered by everyone from the cast of Glee to heavy metal rocker Eric Calderone.

Since unleashing his cover in June, Calderone’s cover has been viewed by more than 1 million people on YouTube -- a sliver of a number when compared to Goyte’s 350 million views.

In honor of Gotye’s mega hit, here are five covers of “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

The Cast of Glee

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Ingrid Michaelson

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Eric Calderone

Do you have a favorite cover of Gotye’s song? Weigh in below.

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