Hipness Test 2012

As previously posted, I’m a huge fan of the breakout hit song “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and Kimbra. But awareness is not high among the masses so I thought this would be a good test of whether you are “hip to what the kids are listening to” these days. So, I posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday:

2012 hipness test: Have you heard “Somebody that I used to know” by Gotye?

So, smug me, I sat back and waited for the expected “who, what?” responses. Instead, I got this response from Jim MacLeod who is one of my 600 followers.

The real test is whether you’ve seen the Somebody cover video by “Walk off the Earth”, where 5 people play 1 guitar.

And do you know what? Jim is absolutely correct. This cover version is absolutely incredible!  Definitely go and buy this on iTunes today! Kudos to Wall off the Earth for a great version. Their YouTube channel has some other interesting covers and originals, too.

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