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Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Update: 2022-06-0117
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Rick Astley is a singer and songwriter from England, whose debut single, "Never Gonna Give You Up," became an international smash hit. The song came out in July 1987 and won the BRIT Award for “British Single of the Year.” It hit number one in 25 countries, and Rick Astley was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist. And then, 20 years after the song came out, it became a new kind of phenomenon, when the meme Rickrolling was born. Last year, the music video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" passed a billion streams on YouTube. The song was written and produced by the production team Stock Aitken Waterman, who became hitmakers for artists like Kylie Minogue, Dead or Alive, and others. For this episode, I spoke to Rick Astley, and songwriter and producer Mike Stock, and the two of them tell the story of how "Never Gonna Give You Up" was made.



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Comments (2)

CheesecakeLasagna

Damn, never thought I'd get rickrolled by Exploder.

Jun 22nd
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Burton Jim

Love this song! https://poppyplaytime.onl/

Jun 21st
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Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

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