January 19, 2012

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know ft. Kimbra

Belgian-born and raised in Australia Gotye has found his way to the top of the Australian charts with his mystic voice and quiet yet melodic writing style. According to ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) "Somebody That I Used To Know" is currently sitting at number 16 on the charts but did spend its fair share of time in the number 1 spot. That's right folks, this is considered "pop" music in Australia. Now, there's nothing wrong with mainstream music, as Australia does have their share of American "pop" tunes in their top 50 singles chart. However, I do think that the US music industry can learn a thing or two from ARIA because this song (and it's a very good one indeed) would never reach #1 on the US charts, and there is definitely something wrong with that.

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