Label: RCA - RB 88 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: New Zealand • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop •
It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the first single from Astley's debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer's native United Kingdom inwhere 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. Ever by VH1. The music video for the song has become the basis for the " Rickrolling Pocket Dwellers - PD-Atrics Album Sampler Internet meme, leading the song to also be referred to as " The Rickroll Zerosum - Small Brown Bike - Our Own Wars ".
InAstley recorded and released a 'Pianoforte' version of the song for his album The Best of Mewhich features a new piano arrangement. The song's basslines were produced using a Yamaha DX7 digital synthesizerwhile a Linn was used for the drums and sequencing. Other equipment used included a Roland Juno analog synthesizerand Yamaha Rev5 and Rev7 reverberators.
The single also reached the No. In "a couple of weeks", [ attribution needed ] about 13 million people had been tricked into watching Astley's video, the BBC reported on 1 April Time Out listed "Never Gonna Give You Up" at number 33 in their The 50 best '80s songs list inadding: "Those synthesized strings, that thumping boots-and-pants beat, Astley's weirdly robust croon and his romantic-wooing-as-used-car-salesman pitch 'You wouldn't get this from any other guy' … It all adds up to three-and-a-half of the most effervescent minutes in the '80s canon.
During the live version of the song, Astley often says to the audience during the last verse, "We've known each other since ! It has more than million views as of October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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