We KNOW! We say this EVERY year!
But seriously! This time we REALLY mean it!
The ENORMOUSLY talented DJ Earworm has JUST released his annual - and always-EPIC - mash-up of some of the 24 BIGGEST songs from the year 2012, this time titled Shine Brighter, and we really have to hand it to him!
This is less a mash-up and much MORE-SO an INSPIRED re-working of various pieces of music, all fit together to perfectly recreate a BRILLIANT original composition!
Give it a listen (above) and try to catch how brilliantly these songs transition in and out of one another!
And check out the entire list of this year's tracks included…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
The New Zealand native looks like a romantic, pin-up doll in this gorgeous visual accompaniment to new track Two Way Street, off of debut album Vows!
Besides being featured on Gotye's super-successful Somebody I Used To Know, Kimbra is a SICK singer in her own right, and we are enamored by her unique style and bluesy, soothing vocals!
Wander through Kimbra's fantastical land (above)!
Hearts ALL OVER this one!!
Yeah! We didn't think she would be going anywhere!
And obviously, we were RIGHT!
For the second week in a row, Canadian cutie pie Carly Rae Jepsen has once again remained in the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single, Call Me Maybe, after selling 292,000 downloads this week alone!
Meanwhile, Gotye and Kimbra remain steadfast behind her in the number two seat with their equally catchy collaboration, Somebody I Used To Know, while Maroon 5 comes in at number three with Payphone and Katy Perry leapt from nine to four with her latest, Wide Awake!
Well done, gurl! Let's see how long your reign lasts this summer!
We have a feeling it might be a while!
Ch-ch-check out the rest of Billboard Hot 100 top ten…AFTER THE JUMP!
We heart her! So much!
We have been a fan of Kimbra since this post, way back in 2010.
We had her perform at our big SXSW party this year and it's been so exciting to see her soar with the international success of her Gotye collaboration!
We talk to the super talented Kiwi about that little song that could, how she did it her way, discovering her sound, making it in the business, conquering America, and so much more!
Read some highlights from our chat… after the jump!
And watch our interview with Kimbra in full (above)!
AND Somebody I Used To Know is part of the iTunes top ten TWICE!!
How is this possible?
Not only did Gotye and Kimbra’s soulful duet nab the number ONE spot, GLEE’s version of the hit song is number 10!
Nice one, Gotye (and Kimbra!)
If you are one of the millions who ADORE this song, then check out their LOVELY live SNL performance!
They can totally sing for realz.
Gotye and Kimbra are MUSICAL MASTERS of dysfunctional love!
On saturday night, the Australian/New Zealand duo amped up the emotion on the Saturday Night Live stage, performing a mellow yet touching rendition of their international mega-hit, Somebody I Used To Know.
While it may be a tad over-played at this point, you can't deny how catchy and relatable this tune is!!
Check out Gotye and Kimbra's lovely, live duet (above)!
Yeah. Consider our brain BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS!
That is how much we CANNOT HANDLE the perfection that is THIS!
As if it were not excruciating enough that we have to wait a whole more week before Glee returns from its hiatus to soothe our soul, the full performance of Darren Criss and Matthew Bomer, who is guest starring as Blaine's big brother, belting out the Gotye/Kimbra SMASH Somebody That I Used To Know, has hit the net!
Give it a watch (above)!
Perfection! In EVERY sense of the word!
And we don't care that they're supposed to play siblings!
Them singing THAT song at each other is HAWT! HAWT! HAWT!
WE DON'T WANT TO WAIT ANOTHER WEEK! GAH!