Chart Update 11/03/2012
This is now Gotye's 4th week at the top of the UK charts. It first became a number one on 12th February 2012 and was only knocked off for one week by DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora with "Hot Right Now".
This week Gotye spoke to the BBC and explained how he was so close to not even finishing the record. "It was challenging to finish," said Goyte. "I hit a brick wall after I hit the first chorus, and it took me a few weeks to decide if I should write the second verse from a female perspective".
Born in Belgium, Gotye moved to Australia with his parents when he was just two years old. Not knowing much of the English language, Gotye and his mum used to watch Sesame Street and Play School, which helped them both learn the native Australian language.
New Top 40 Entry's:
- Stooshe - "Love Me" (feat. Travie McCoy) (2nd)
- Tinchy Stryder - "Bright Lights" (feat. Pixie Lott) (7th)
- Marcus Collins - "Seven Nation Army" (13th)
- Taio Cruz - "Hangover" (feat. Flo Rida) (34th)
Over the last 3 to 4 weeks, Gotye's official video has been picking up around 10 million views a week. Today the view count stands at just under 110 million!
"I just wanted to say how grateful we are to you. You were fantastic in Basildon and created a great atmosphere. I personally gave your number to two Party Planners, and a Wedding Planner."
- Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- PSY - Gangnam Style
- will.i.am - Scream & Shout
- Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
- Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
- LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
- Robin S - Show Me Love
- Livin' Joy - Dreamer
- The Killers - Mr. Brightside
- Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
- Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
- Whitney - Dance With Somebody
- Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher