GOTYE’S ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ has been covered, remixed, mashed up, and parodied. It’s been sung acoustic, a cappella, in a choir and in different languages.
Now the worldwide number one hit about a messy break-up has been given the royal ‘goat’ treatment.
In the latest viral trend, thousands of users have been splicing footage of wailing goats into popular music videos and uploading them on YouTube.
The original clip, where Gotye and Kimbra had a geometric pattern painted on their bodies, now features footage of a white goat behind a fence, bleating.
The idea first appeared in 2010 with a short montage of Oprah introducing famous guests, neatly edited with footage of a bleating goat.
The idea has recently been revived and has gone viral, with many clips receiving millions of views.
Gotye finds himself in good company, with other high profile artists including Adele, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, One Direction, Alicia Keys, David Guetta all now (unintentionally) featuring goats in their music videos.