Today's Song: Gotye "Eyes Wide Open (Tanlines Remix)"

Rich Juzwiak · 09/21/12 04:15PM

This is so perfectly tortured, it sounds like it's from a lost John Hughes movie. Brooklyn duo Tanlines have a knack for making music that feels like dust fluttering in 3 pm sunshine beaming through giant library windows. As much as this is Gotye's song, Tanlines' takeover of it sounds like a sequel to the excellent closer of their debut album Mixed Emotions, "Nonesuch."

Gotye Uses Fan Interpretations of 'Somebody That I Used to Know' to Create the Ultimate Cover

Neetzan Zimmerman · 08/13/12 07:20AM

Inspired by Kutiman's innovative YouTube video remix project "ThruYou," Wally De Backer — better known to music listeners as Gotye — decided to submit his own contribution to the "mountain of interpretations of" his phenomenally successful hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know" by taking advantage of "the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered."

Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hits No. 1 Just in Time for Summer

Rich Juzwiak · 06/14/12 11:55AM

On next week's Billboard Hot 100, dated June 23, Carly Rae Jepsen's diabolical ear candy "Call Me Maybe" at last assumes the No. 1 position. The song was practically preordained as the song of the summer, and wouldn't you know, it happens hit No. 1 on the first chart of summer proper. Everything is going according to the universe's plan.