Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley song)

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Wikipedia

"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a song recorded by British singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released as a single on 27 July 1987. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the first single from his debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer's native United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany.

The song won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards. In 1990, Nick Lowe quoted from the song and called it "ghastly" in the lyrics to "All Men Are Liars", a song on his album Party of One. In 2004, "Never Gonna Give You Up" was voted number 28 in 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever by VH1.

The music video for the song has become the basis for the "Rickrolling" Internet meme, leading the song to also be referred to as "The Rickroll Song". In 2008, Astley won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Act Ever with the song, as a result of collective voting from thousands of people on the internet, due to the popular phenomenon of Rickrolling. The song is considered Astley's signature song and it is often played at the end of his live concerts.

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Relationships

writer: Matt Aitken
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman)
Pete Waterman
publisher: All Boys Music Ltd.
BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Terrace Music (1987)
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/35854 [info]
Wikidata: Q57 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Rick_Astley:Never_Gonna_Give_You_Up [info]
is the basis for: Toujours là pour toi (Never Gonna Give You Up)
referred to in medleys: R.A. Megamix

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
Chrono Trigger Meets Metal cover and medley Erock 6:04
Classic 80s Megamix medley Rick Astley, Pet Shop Boys, Forrest, Kool & The Gang, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Taylor Dayne & Black Box 21:23
Click Here! cover and instrumental 8 Bit Jin 1:57
le Internet Medley medley The GAG Quartet 3:50
Never gonna Give You Up cover Patent Pending 2:46
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Leo Moracchioli 3:15
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley ?:??
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:33
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:36
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:33
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Claudia Rezende 3:23
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley ?:??
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 5:49
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:25
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:14
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley ?:??
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 5:41
Never Gonna Give You Up (part of “Gay Top 50 Megamix” DJ-mix) Rick Astley 3:16
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:34
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:31
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 2:48
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 5:44
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:27
Never Gonna Give You Up (part of “Ten Years of Pop” DJ-mix) Rick Astley 1:31
Never Gonna Give You Up (part of a “Grandmix: The Millennium Edition” DJ‐mix) Rick Astley 1:42
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:29
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley ?:??
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Jessica Calvello 3:37
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Edsilia Rombley 3:27
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:23
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:01
Never Gonna Give You Up cover PelleK 2:54
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Able-X 3:20
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Steven Dumonde 3:30
Never Gonna Give You Up cover The Fountain ?:??
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Peter and the Test Tube Babies 3:02
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:33
Never Gonna Give You Up cover FKW 3:47
Never Gonna Give You Up cover FKW 3:47
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:34
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 2:45
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:21
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 5:46
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:28
Never Gonna Give You Up (part of “RFM Night Fever: Night Mix” DJ-mix) Rick Astley 2:56
Never Gonna Give You Up cover The Hot Stewards 3:01
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Rosso Barocco 5:24
Never Gonna Give You Up cover 911 3:37
Never Gonna Give You Up cover Romak and the Space Pirates 4:21
Never Gonna Give You Up cover and instrumental Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra 3:21
Never Gonna Give You Up cover and instrumental Star Inc. 3:34
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 2:48
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 2:50
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:18
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:18
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:15
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 3:25
Never Gonna Give You Up live Rick Astley 4:05
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 2:59
Never Gonna Give You Up (7" edit) cover FKW 3:50
Never Gonna Give You Up (7" vocal mix) Rick Astley 3:28
Never Gonna Give You Up (12″ Cake mix) Rick Astley 5:48
Never Gonna Give You Up (Almighty Anthem club mix) cover Carolyn Winters 7:18
Never Gonna Give You Up (Almighty radio edit) cover Carolyn Winters 3:43
Never Gonna Give You Up (Baby Diamonds remix) Rick Astley 4:33
Never Gonna Give You Up (bike horn version) cover aberrantkenosis 4:04
Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake mix) Rick Astley 5:38
Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake mix) Rick Astley 5:47
Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake mix) Rick Astley 5:45
Never Gonna Give You Up (Clean Version) Rick Astley 3:01
Never Gonna Give You Up (Drum mix) cover FKW 5:23
Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape From New York mix) Rick Astley 6:32
Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape From Newton mix) Rick Astley 6:24
Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape to New York mix) Rick Astley 7:01
Never Gonna Give You Up (extended version) Rick Astley 5:49
Never Gonna Give You Up (Garage mix) cover FKW 6:24
Never Gonna Give You Up (instrumental) instrumental Rick Astley 6:19
Never Gonna Give You Up (instrumental) instrumental Rick Astley 3:30
Never Gonna Give You Up (Kryptonik Remix) Rick Astley ?:??
Never Gonna Give You Up (Phil Harding 12″ mix) Rick Astley 7:21
Never Gonna Give You Up (Roll mix) cover FKW 5:46
Never Gonna Give You Up (Team mix) cover FKW 6:03
Never Gonna Give You Up (Xam's trance break) Rick Astley 3:27
Rick Astley - Never Going To Give You Up cover and instrumental MrSolidSnake745's Floppy Drive Orchestra 4:09