WHERE'S Wally? He's at the top of the US Billboard chart, that's where.

Gotye's smash hit Somebody That I Used to Know continues to take the music world by storm, rocketing up to number one in the US charts overnight and recording one of the highest ever weekly digital sales totals in the country.

The song by the Mornington Peninsula-based singer/songwriter, real name Wally De Backer, jumped from number two to one in the all-important Billboard Hot 100 chart, after already claiming glory in 17 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Denmark.

The 31-year-old is the first Australian artist to reign on the Billboard chart since Savage Garden topped it for four weeks in 2000 with I Knew I Loved You.

He is the first solo Australian to hit number one since Olivia Newton-John racked up 10 weeks at the top in 1981 with Physical.


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