Justin Bieber's 'Hold On' Interpolates Gotye Hit


If Justin Bieber’s new single “Hold On” reminds you of a song you used to know, it’s not by accident.

As noted here on Friday morning, when Bieber sings “We all know I should be the one…” it evokes Gotye singing “And I don’t even need your love” from 2011’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

The interpolation of the melody means Gotye – aka Walter de Backer –  got a songwriting credit on “Hold On,” along with the late Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfá, whose 1967 track “Seville” is sampled in “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

“Hold On” is also credited to Bieber, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Jon Bellion and Louis Bell.

Listen to the two songs below:

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