Swift wanted to drive ex crazy with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

Taylor Swift at the 2014 VMAs
Taylor Swift performed on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images 2014

Today's Morning Edition music is from Taylor Swift with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which was released on her album "Red" five years ago this week.

It was Swift's first song to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100.

The song describes Swift's breakup with her then boyfriend, assumed to be actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

In an interview with USA Today, she said, "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."

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