Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Paves Way for Red Release

August 16, 2012 By:
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If you need more proof of her musical dominance, consider this piece of evidence: even when Taylor Swift releases a single by singing along to a track in her living room, it will go platinum.

The lead single from her upcoming album, Red, titled "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," is already #1 on iTunes in 25 countries, is predicted to hit half a million downloads by the end of this week, and since the lyric video was released on YouTube Tuesday, it's racked up 1.2 million views (the official video is set for release in September).

Time has already said that the song, dedicated to one of Swift's "lovely ex-boyfriends," (who is definitely not Joe Jonas, according to Joe Jonas), "will certainly be the newest, most popular breakup anthem."

Billboard praised Taylor for "[Expanding] an already impressive songwriting range to incorporate a biting sarcasm within her deep-rooted confidence."

Unfortunately it seems they didn't listen so closely to this one. It's nothing close to Taylor's old country-pop, though it is as firmly repetitive (half of the lyrics are Ooooooooooohs and one of the refrains makes no sense: "You go talk to your friends/talk to my friends/talk to me") as the rest. It will still sell millions, though, so prepare to disappointed at the Grammy's, again, Gaga fans.

Taylor's new album, Red, is slated for release on October 22nd.