Official Chart Flashback 2012: Gotye ft. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye enjoyed his final week at the top as Nicki Minaj, Sia and David Guetta closed in.

Life as we knew it came to an end this week 10 years ago as Gotye and Kimbra spent their final week at Number 1.

Their inescapable collaboration Somebody That I Used To Know catapulted them to the top of the charts in February 2012. Breaking through a tidal wave of EDM pop, the acoustic ballad with the quirky video proved simplicity often wins.

Nicki Minaj, Sia and David Guetta were on a race to dethrone the modern classic, however - with all three artists taking two places in the Top 10.

Nicki's iconically nonsensical dance track Starships rose to a new peak of Number 2; while it wouldn't be the song to dethrone Gotye and Kimbra the following week, it does remain her highest-peaking solo single to date.

Alexandra Burke followed at Number 3 with the relentless (and underrated) banger Elephant. (Yes, the one that introduced the UK to metaphorical wild animals).

Sia and Flo Rida held on to the Top 5 with Wild Ones at 5, while Sia also featured in David Guetta's Titanium at Number 6. In turn, David Guetta's Turn Me On - featuring Nicki Minaj - rose to its Number 8 peak for the first time.

Elsewhere, Jay-Z and Kanye West's era-defining N****s In Paris stormed into the Top 10 where it would spend one week at Number 10.

See this week's Official Singles Chart from 2012 in full here

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