It’s a complete world domination for Gotye, as the only major chart that he had not topped so far was just conquered by him, with a little help from Kimbra of course! After topping the UK Top 40, the Australian ARIA Charts, and possibly every other chart EVER, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know‘ featuring Kimbra dethrones Fun. and Janelle Monae’s ‘We Are Young‘ after a 6 week reign at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song sold a jaw-dropping 542,000 downloads this week, following Gotye and Kimbra’s live performance of the song on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, as well as the Glee cast covering the song for last week’s show. Gotye thus becomes the first Australian act to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Savage Garden in 2000, when they topped the charts with their mush-fest ‘I Knew I Loved You‘ for 4 weeks.
Fun. and Janelle Monae’s ‘We Are Young‘ slips down one spot to # 2 this week, but simultaneously the song tops the Radio Songs Chart, which indicates that ‘We Are Young‘ is the most played song in the US right now.
Check out the Billboard top 10 songs this week right here :
1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
2. We Are Young – Fun. featuring Janelle Monae
3. Glad You Came – The Wanted
4. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
5. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber
6. Wild Ones – Flo Rida featuring Sia
7. Starships – Nicki Minaj
8. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
9. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
10. Part Of Me – Katy Perry