Story of Song
This song is about the actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Taylor and Jake met in the winter time in New York, and dated for 3 months then on and off for a month or so. In an interview with ABC Cynthia McFadden, Taylor explained the story behind this song, she said:”I was in the recording studio and this guy walks in that was a friend of my ex’s and starts talking about how he’s heard we were getting back together and that was not the case,” Swift said. ”When he leaves, Max and Johan, the writers, are like, ‘So what’s the story behind that?’ And so I started telling them the story of break up, get back together, break up, get back together, just, ugh, the worst”. Max Martin says, ‘This is what we’re writing; we’re writing this song,’” continued Swift. “And I picked up the guitar and just started singing ‘we are never.’ It just happened so fast. It was so much fun.”
Taylor Swift – Max Martin – Shellback
US – 1
UK – 4
GERMANY – 21
It was Taylor’s first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 although it debuted at number 72 and at number 13 on the Country Songs chart selling 623,000 units in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. But it only took another week for to reach number 1 and held that position for 2 weeks. It made Taylor the first female country artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Carrie Underwood, the most top ten hits by a country artist in chart history and the second highest chart debut on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Also it is the highest chart debut by a solo country female artist, the first song to top both the country and Hot 100 charts since Lonestar’s “Amazed” in March 2000 and it reached the longest run at number 1 on the chart by a female solo artist. We are Never Getting Back Together is Taylor’s fourth number 1 on that chart and It set the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a female artist. This song broke all sorts of records to Taylor.
Artist’s age on release date
Taylor Swift was 23 years old when she released “We Are Never Getting Back Together”.
THere are parodies by Shane Dawson and Kid Of Awesome of We are Never Getting Back Together making fun of Taylor’s story with Jake.