Never Never (Korn song)

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"Never Never"
Never Never (Korn song).jpg
Single by Korn
from the album The Paradigm Shift
Released August 12, 2013
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 3:41
Label Prospect Park, Caroline
Songwriter(s) Reginald Arvizu, Jonathan Davis, Don Gilmore, Ray Luzier, James Shaffer, Brian Welch
Producer(s) Don Gilmore
Korn singles chronology
"Way Too Far"
"Never Never"
"Spike in My Veins"
"Way Too Far"
"Never Never"
"Spike in My Veins"

"Never Never" is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn. It was released as the lead single from Korn's eleventh studio album, The Paradigm Shift, on August 12, 2013. It marks the first Korn single with original co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since 2004. The single became Korn's first number one on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart.[citation needed]

Background and composition[edit]

"Never Never" has been described by Jonathan Davis stating, "It's a relationship song. You go through that shit and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, 'It's not worth it anymore. I'm not going to fucking love again.' You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work."[1]


The single was released to alternative, active rock and heritage rock radio stations on August 12, 2013 and was made available for purchase through Amazon MP3 on August 20, 2013.[2]

Music video[edit]

An official lyric video was uploaded to YouTube on August 13, 2013,[3] and the band filmed a music video with director Giovanni Bucci.[4][5] The music video premiered on September 6, 2013.[6]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Never Never" (Album version) 3:41
Never Never: The Remixes (EP)
No. Title Length
1. "Never Never" (Radio version) 3:36
2. "Never Never" (AWOLNATION remix) 3:26
3. "Never Never" (Daniel Damico remix) 3:26
4. "Never Never" (DevilSlug remix) 3:16
5. "Never Never" (Calvertron remix) 5:10
6. "Never Never" (Bro Safari x UFO! remix) 4:09
Total length: 23:03


With the song entering the Alternative Songs chart, Korn have 21 appearances on the chart, making them the artist with the most appearances on that chart without hitting number one.[citation needed]

Appearances in media[edit]

"Never Never" was used as WWE's official 2013 TLC (Tables Ladders Chairs) pay-per-view theme song.[14][better source needed]


  2. ^ "'Never Never' Available for Download on Amazon MP3". Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hartmann, Graham (August 14, 2013). "Korn Reveal Tripped-Out Lyric Video for New Track 'Never Never'". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Korn shoot music video for 'Never Never'". Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "koRn - Never Never". YouTube. September 6, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Never Never' music video world premiere on Vevo". September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Korn – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Korn. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  8. ^ "Korn – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Korn. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  9. ^ "Korn – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Korn. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Korn – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Korn. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Article: WWE - TLC 2013 Official Theme Song "Never Never"". KornRow - Your Korn Connection.