The song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is a pop and bubblegum pop song recorded by American recording artist Taylor Swift. It was released as the lead single from Swift’s fourth studio album Red (2012) on August 13, 2012 by Big Machine Records. The song was written by Swift with Max Martin and Shellback. Production was handled by Martin, and Shellback, with Scott Borchetta serving as executive producer. A music video for the song was released in August 2012. It was the first music video to be presented in 4K resolution and received positive reviews from critics. A CD single was released in September 2012 by Swift’s official store, Amazon.com and US Walmart stores. The song was an instant commercial success, topping the iTunes chart all over the world becoming the fastest-selling digital single and biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman in history with 623,000 copies, overtaking Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Kesha’s “Tik Tok”, respectively records. It is the first song in Swift’s career to peak at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first song to hold the top spot for more than one week after a huge leap, since Kelly Clarkson’s two-week run of “My Life Would Suck Without You” after the song rocketed from number ninety-seven to the top spot.