Israeli band Roi Lavi & the Good Guys covers the Gotye smash ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which has topped the charts in nearly 20 countries, has been re-recorded by an Israeli band called Roi Lavi & the Good Guys, attracting over 115,000 YouTube hits as of this posting.
Gotye’s original, currently sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the second straight week in the US, has also proven a smash across Europe, as well as in Israel, Australia and New Zealand.
While the Hebrew version’s YouTube success is nothing to sneeze at, Roi Lavi & the Good Guys still have a ways to go before matching the success of the Belgian-born Gotye. The Australian musician, whose real name is Wally de Backer, has earned nearly 200 million YouTube views with the song’s original version.