Australians all let us rejoice… Gotye is almost certain to have the highest-selling single in the UK this year for his worldwide hit Somebody That I Used to Know.
NME reports that the song – which has sold 1.28 million copies in the UK since its release in February – will hold onto top spot unless there are record-breaking sales for the debut single from this year’s UK X-Factor winner and/or the Hillsborough Charity single, which features Paul McCartney.
UK’s The Official Charts Company lists Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe as the second biggest-selling single of 2012, with FUN’s We Are Young, David Guetta’s Titanium, and Nicki Minaj’s Starships rounding out the top five.
Somebody That I Used to Know is one of just 123 songs to have scored over a million sales in the UK Charts’ 60-year history.
UK Top 10 Highest-Selling Singles of 2012 (so far):
1. Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
2. Carly Rae Jespen – Call Me Maybe
3. Fun. ft. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
4. Davd Guetta ft. Sia – Titanium
5. Nicki Minaj – Starships
6. Jessie J – Domino
7. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
8. Flo Rida ft. Sia – Wild Ones
9. Psy – Gangnam Style
10. Emeli Sandé – Next to Me
Gotye begins his homecoming tour around the country in Adelaide on Thursday.