“Somebody That I Used To Know” x2
The number one song on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week is “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye. It’s a catchy song that you’re probably enjoying as much as your students.
(Be aware that there’s a lot of skin … literally … in this video.)
(And just in case you’re still trying to figure out how to pronounce Gotye, here’s some help. You’re welcome).
The song is so hot, it was covered by Canadian band Walk Off The Earth. Their clever video for the song has over 112 million hits on YouTube.
We have 2 different re:tuned discussion starters for the song in YLO88 — one for the Gotye version and one for the Walk Off The Earth song. Our writers took two very different approaches to the song, which gives you a choice … or the chance to talk about perception and how we often see the same things through different filters.
Click here for the Walk Off The Earth re:tuned (PDF) by Jeff Williamson
Click here for the Gotye re:tuned (PDF) by Cindy Engøy
Every edition of Youth Leaders Only includes 8-10 short “re:tuned” discussion starters for some of the hottest mainstream songs. These resources are written by youth leaders to help you use popular songs as a jumping off point for deeper conversations with your students. Click here to make Youth Leaders Only a part of your student ministry.