The digital music service said Wednesday that the multiplatinum pop song is the most streamed track globally this year. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and "We Are Young" by fun. are second and third, respectively.
"Somebody I Used to Know" was also most streamed in the United States and most shared globally, on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Celebrities such as Ashton Kucther helped generate interest in the song, which hit No. 1 in 46 countries around the world.
Gotye is the stage name for Wouter "Wally" De Becker, a Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter.
French DJ-producer David Guetta's "Nothing But the Beat" was the most streamed album globally. It includes hits like "Titanium" with Sia and "Turn Me On" with Nicki Minaj. Guetta is also the year's most streamed male artist.
Spotify is available in 17 countries. Launched in October 2008 by Swedish company, the music service had approximately ten million users as of September 2010 - and about 2.5 million of those were paying members, according to Wired UK.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.