Special Report

Biggest One-Hit Wonders of All Time

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1. Somebody That I Used To Know
> Artist: Gotye feat. Kimbra
> Weeks on Top 40: 44
> Entered charts: Feb. 11, 2012
> Left charts: March 2, 2013

Australian electronic musician Gotye scored his one top 40 hit with this infectious 2012 pop song. The track — which samples Brazilian guitarist Luiz Bonfa’s 1967 song “Seville” — spent an impressive 44 weeks in the Top 40 and eight weeks at No. 1. “Somebody That I Used to Know” also won the awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

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