History Music / RickAstley

26th Jun '16 7:30:12 AM Exxolon
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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.

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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade. In 2016 he turned fifty, released the album ''50'' and saw it go straight to number one on the UK album charts.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC3Ejf7vPEY Keep Singing]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc91EfoBh8A Angels On My Side]]



* BadassBaritone: At the start of his career, he had to go and personally perform for some record company bosses who didn't believe such a deep soulful voice could come from a thin white guy.



* CoolOldGuy: Rick turned fifty in 2016 but has definitely still got it with his concurrent album going straight to the top of the UK album chart on release.



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* TheEightiesTheEighties: Had most of his initial success in the latter half of this decade.
20th Jan '16 6:56:48 AM youngbond007
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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenandWaterman]] Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.

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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenandWaterman]] [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.
20th Jan '16 6:56:11 AM youngbond007
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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by Stock, Aitken, and Waterman, Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.

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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by Stock, Aitken, and Waterman, [[Music/StockAitkenandWaterman]] Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.
10th Sep '15 7:43:14 PM GargusSCP
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->''"[[{{Rickroll}} Duh doom, duh doom]], [[EpicRiff duh doom, pada da da]]."''

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->''"[[{{Rickroll}} Duh doom, duh doom]], [[EpicRiff doom, duh doom, pada da da]]."''
7th May '15 1:31:27 PM Twentington
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* VocalEvolution: As seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyMHZVT91Dw this]] video, his voice has gotten lower and more soulful over the years. You can tell because the backing track is in a lower key, and he doesn't hit any of the hight notes (e.g. "You know the rules, and ''so do'' I").

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* VocalEvolution: As seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyMHZVT91Dw this]] video, his voice has gotten lower and more soulful over the years. You can tell because the backing track is in a lower key, and he doesn't hit any of the hight higher notes (e.g. "You know the rules, and ''so do'' I").
12th Apr '15 12:55:10 AM rickyony
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9LH6lvrzAU Sleeping]]
27th Feb '15 3:19:44 PM tropeminer
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Richard Paul "Rick" Astley (born 6 February 1966, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Astley is married to producer Lene Bausager and has one daughter. Astley has released or appeared on recordings that have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. He is best known for his 1987 hit single in 16 countries, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]].

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Richard '''Richard Paul "Rick" Astley Astley''' (born 6 February 1966, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Astley is married to producer Lene Bausager and has one daughter. Astley has released or appeared on recordings that have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. He is best known for his 1987 hit single in 16 countries, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]].
27th Feb '15 3:19:26 PM tropeminer
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* SignatureSong: "Never Gonna Give You Up".
27th Feb '15 3:18:56 PM tropeminer
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* SignatureSong: "Never Gonna Give You Up".
20th Jan '15 7:47:44 AM HerrBlitzDiktator
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* SillyLoveSongs: In all fairness, "Never Gonna Give You Up" it's a great love song.
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