Taylor Swift’s new single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ may sell the most downloads ever in its first week. The song is reportedly heading to first-week downloads in the 600,000 range, which would make it the fastest selling song ever by a female artist. (Lady Gaga currently holds that record with ‘Born This Way,’ which was downloaded 448,000 times in its first frame.)
There’s one song Taylor probably will probably not outsell, though: ‘Right Round’ by Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha, which sold 636,000 songs in a single week in 2009. ‘Never’ hit No. 72 on this week’s Hot 100. It also shot to the top of iTunes in 25 countries. The song has reached No. 1 in Australia, Canada, Brazil, Finland and 20 other nations.
Taylor revealed: ‘There are 16 songs on the new album and that’s not including any bonus tracks that you might find here or there. I wrote so many songs for this album that it was difficult to choose which one would make it and which ones wouldn’t. I ended up having to pick between 30 and 35 songs that I’d written.’
Taylor once again had a hand in co-writing every song on the album. When asked about her inspiration for the new material, she said she drew inspiration from relationships, both her own and those of friends, and spent much of the last two years with her eyes open to the world around her.
‘When I’m writing an album, the world becomes a storyboard and everyone becomes a character or has the potential to be a character. All of my friends and family and everyone around me kind of knows that. The last two years have been really inspirational. For my last album, I wrote it completely on my own.
That was an amazing way to make a record and I was really proud of it. When it came to approaching this album, I wanted to go back to the drawing board and think of a different way and that was to call all of my songwriting and producing and artist heroes and see if they wanted to work together. Just make the call to see. I did that and got to work with some of my absolutely favorite people.’