Somebody That I Used to Know: The Story Behind the End Credits Song

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If you’re a big music fan and listen to pop music all the time, the minute you saw this episode title the Gotye song popped into your head and stayed there. It’s there now, isn’t it? It may not surprise you to know that it was also on Mark Hudis’ mind as he wrote it.

“Actually, when Mark Hudis first wrote the episode, he had the Gotye song in mind,” says True Blood’s Music Supervisor Gary Calamar. “At that point the song was new and just starting to become popular. By the time we got to post production on the episode the song was hugely huge. I think it’s great, but once a song has been featured on Glee it’s no longer right for True Blood end credits.” Indeed.

CBS Local has all the scoop and more on the song chosen for that steamy sex scene with Alcide. Thanks to Byron for the link.


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  1. Manuel

    July 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Well, Glee didn’t stop you for using “She’s Not There” did they?

    • Liz

      July 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Since the music selections are not my call, Glee didn’t stop me from using anything. I would also add that “She’s Not There” is not a song that is on the radio and on everyone’s mind all the time as this song is.

    • Mel

      August 2, 2012 at 12:26 am

      I don’t remember “She’s Not There” being used on Glee; was it? Certainly not the version used on True Blood, an original cover recorded specifically for the episode. The Gotye song took off in a way I don’t think anyone could have predicted, so I get why Hudis decided not to use it on the show. (And now it’s tuck in my head again!)

  2. Angela Missouri

    July 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Well, ‘She’s Not There’, ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, OR even Gotye are EVER on my mind or radio! Lol.