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Somebody That I Used to Know

Published April 13, 2012 - 4 Comments

So I’m driving home from work last week, listening to the Top 7 at 7pm, and a song comes on that I’ve never heard before.  I immediately asked out loud “What is THAT?”.  It didn’t sound like anything else I’ve heard on the radio.  It sounded weird.  I didn’t like it at all.  I quickly changed the channel to something else.

The next day I heard it again.  I don’t remember if I let it play fully or not, but I wasn’t really all that impressed with it.

Then I sat down to watch Glee.  Toward the end of what had been a very disappointing episode I heard the unique beginning of the song that I had previously turned off.  As I sat there and watched the performers do the song, something clicked inside of me… I suddenly “got” the song… It was just as if someone had flicked on a light switch or something.  I went to my computer and bought both version of the song, and I’ve been hooked ever since!  I don’t really know which one I prefer… they’re both equally awesome in my opinion.   It IS completely different than anything else on the radio, and that uniqueness really elevates it to another level.  It doesn’t hurt that the meaning behind the song is one that I can easily identify with!  I wish that I had heard this song when it was first released, because it would have made a perfect theme song.

But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and I feel so rough

And that’s the thing… this is not a new song.  When I went looking for information on it, I was shocked to see that it was released in July of 2011!  It’s already been number one in Europe and Australia.  When I went to find the video on YouTube it had over 155 million views!  For whatever reason it has taken awhile to get picked up over here, but I’m really glad that it did.  I feel like I’m that last person on the planet to discover the song.  It’s a very unusual feeling for me!  🙂

Take a look at the original video… it’s a little odd… very artsy…  I love it!

And here’s the Glee version.. at least until Fox makes them take it down, like they have with every other video that I’ve linked to in my Glee posts.  It wouldn’t bother me so much except that they don’t even make the videos available to purchase…  Anyway.. the premise of Glee’s version is that the two brothers have drifted apart, and they don’t really know each other anymore.