Never Never (Korn song)

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"Never Never"
Never Never (Korn song).jpg
Single by Korn
from the album The Paradigm Shift
ReleasedAugust 12, 2013
FormatCD, digital download
Recorded2013
Length3:41
LabelProspect 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"
(2012)
"Never Never"
(2013)
"Spike in My Veins"
(2013)

"Never Never" is the lead single from American nu metal band Korn's eleventh studio album, The Paradigm Shift. The band's first single with cofounding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since 2004, it became their first number one on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

"It's a relationship song," said Jonathan Davis. "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."[2]

Release[edit]

Released to alternative, active rock and heritage rock radio on August 12, 2013, the single was made available for purchase through Amazon MP3 on August 20, 2013.[3]

"We just got our first No.1 single," marvelled Jonathan Davis. "It's amazing that, after twenty years, we're still putting out shit that people like."[4]

Music video[edit]

An official lyric video was uploaded to YouTube on August 13, 2013,[5] and the band filmed a music video with director Giovanni Bucci.[6][7] The latter premiered on September 6, 2013.[8]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Never Never" (Album version)3:41
Never Never: The Remixes (EP)
No.TitleLength
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

Charts[edit]

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.[17][better source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korn Chart History". Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "KORN DEBUTS LEAD SINGLE "NEVER NEVER" FROM UPCOMING STUDIO ALBUM 'THE PARADIGM SHIFT'". korn.com. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "'Never Never' Available for Download on Amazon MP3". korn.com. Archived from the original on August 26, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Chamberlain, Rich (June 2014). "Live! Korn". Classic Rock #197. p. 110.
  5. ^ Hartmann, Graham (August 14, 2013). "Korn Reveal Tripped-Out Lyric Video for New Track 'Never Never'". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Korn shoot music video for 'Never Never'". Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "koRn - Never Never". YouTube. September 6, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "'Never Never' music video world premiere on Vevo". korn.com. September 6, 2013. Archived from the original on September 7, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Korn Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  11. ^ "Korn Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  12. ^ "Korn Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  13. ^ "Korn Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  15. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  16. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Article: WWE - TLC 2013 Official Theme Song "Never Never"". KornRow - Your Korn Connection. Archived from the original on November 28, 2013.