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"They did such a faithful arrangement of the instruments but the vocals were that pop 'Glee' style, ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it's playing to you from a cardboard box," Gotye told the Sunday Mail of Darren Criss and Matt Bomer's rendition of his song. "It made it sound dinky and wrong," he added in a separate interview with the Herald Sun.
Just days after the "dinky" "Glee" cover aired, Gotye took the "Saturday Night Live" stage to perform the hit, which also contributed to the song's current chart-topping success. Whether or not the singer-songwriter is a fan of the "Glee" interpretation, he would be remiss if he didn't give the show at least a tiny bit of credit in helping introduce the song to a mainstream audience.
fun.'s "We Are Young" shot to the top of the charts (currently No. 2) only after it received its own "Glee" treatment. It experienced a 1,650% jump in sales, from 3,000 to 49,000 units sold during the week following its "Glee" feature.
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Listen to the "Glee" Cast Version of "Somebody That I Used to Know"