Trivia / Rick Astley

  • Career Resurrection: Probably due to success of the Rick Roll, Rick Astley has recorded his first single in 17 years: Lights Out. Even better, his 2016 album 50 debuted on top of the UK charts, his first #1 album since Whenever You Need Somebody, the very album that spawned his two #1 hits.
  • One-Hit Wonder: He was huge in the late '80s and is most certainly not a one-hit wonder, having two #1 singles and numerous Top 10 hits in the US alone. That being said, he is often thought of as a one-hit wonder today due to "Never Gonna Give You Up" reentering pop-culture via the Rick Roll and younger audiences are shocked when they discovered he had more than one hit song.