YMMV / Rick Astley

  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Together Forever. Think a diabetic version of Rickroll.
  • Ear Worm: Lots of his songs, but "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever" in particular. There is a reason both songs hit #1 in the US.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of the singles from his second album is called "Giving Up On Love." Yes, despite him singing that he was "Never Gonna Give You Up."
  • I Am Not Shazam: Thanks to the Rick Rolling meme, casual people tend to refer to Astley as "Rick Roll" or calling the actual song "Rick Roll".
  • Memetic Mutation: No prizes for guessing which one.
  • Narm Charm: Listen to the lyrics of "NGGYU". It's campy. It's sappy. It's ridiculous. It's so, so very 80's. And it's awesome. It helps that it's an Ear Worm.
    • The video is both utterly ridiculous and monumentally great, especially the frequent cutaways to an excitable bartender who gets so into the dancing that he ultimately puts on tiny shorts, backflips off a wall, and strikes a goofy pose.
  • Signature Song: "Never Gonna Give You Up".
    • "Together Forever" also hit #1 and it actually used to be his most well known song (in America at least) until the Rick Roll phenomenon made his first hit his indisputable signature tune.
  • The Woobie: That poor saxophonist in "Take Me To Your Heart" just wants a bit part...