Taylor Swiftsays she wrote her hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" to drive a real-life ex-boyfriend crazy when he heard the catchy track on the radio. The singer came up with the breakup anthem, the lead single from her latest album, "Red," to exact revenge on an unnamed lover who belittled her music.
She tells USA Today, "(It's) a definitive portrait of how I felt when I finally stopped caring what my ex thought of me. (He) made me feel like I wasn't as good or as relevant as these hipster bands he listened to ... "
"So I made a song that I knew would absolutely drive him crazy when he heard it on the radio. Not only would it hopefully be played a lot, so that he'd have to hear it, but it's the opposite of the kind of music that he was trying to make me feel inferior to."
When asked why she would want to torment her former boyfriend, Swift said, "Because that's fun."
Swift, who is now dating Robert Kennedy Jr.'s son Conor, scored her first No. 1 single when the song rocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in August.