Are you sick of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” yet? What about Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe?” While these two songs may be the most overplayed tracks of the summer, what’s even more impressive are the countless parody and lip sync videos that get uploaded to the internet on a daily basis. From Corgi Rae Jepsen to “The Star Wars That I Used to Know,” this internet meme just doesn’t know when to quit.
In short, it was only a matter of time before someone would mash these two hit songs together. We’re filing Pomplamoose’s Gotye/”Call Me Maybe” mash-up under “Things we fully expected to be terrible but actually turned out to be epic.” Sure, others have tried, but Pomplamoose succeeds thanks to the band’s stripped-down composition.
These Bay Area crooners managed to take the catchiest parts of both songs and created a mashup that may well break the internet. “For the chorus, we used the famous chord hits of ‘Call Me Maybe’ but superimposed the melody and lyrics from Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’” the duo wrote on YouTube. “For the verses, we used Gotye’s chords and ‘Call Me Maybe’s’ lyrics.”
Watch the video for Pomplamoose’s Gotye/”Call Me Maybe” mashup above.
By Crystal Bell