But you know I have to try.
This is the music video for Taylor Swift‘s brand new hit single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” And I just can’t. I mean, I guess it would be kind of cute if it was done on Hannah Montana or something, but when this 22-year-old woman does it, it’s just kind of sad. And what makes it even sadder is that it really is a huge hit: did you know that this song has had the second largest digital sales week ever? In the history of buying music online, only one other song has sold more copies in its first week than Tay Tay’s song here. And the song that sold the most digital copies? It features Ke$ha. Just let that little fact wash over you.
And, just as a reference, here’s a song written and performed by another 22-year-old:
Here’s a song written and performed by a 19-year-old:
And one more song by another 22-year-old:
But please, Taylor, please keep releasing song after song (after song) about your dysfunctional relationships. They are just so well-crafted, and you sing them so beautifully.
UPDATE: Apparently you can watch the video on MTV’s site and embed it elsewhere, but it will only work on MTV. Whatever. Here you go, friends!