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Rick Astley

Wielding a rich, deep voice, Rick Astley became an overnight sensation in the late '80s with his well-crafted dance-pop. Astley was discovered by producer Pete Waterman in 1985, when the Merseyside native was singing in the English soul band FBI. After that, Waterman's production team -- Stock, Aitken & Waterman -- took Astley under their wing, writing and producing such impeccably crafted pop singles as "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever." After two hugely successful albums in the U.S. and the U.K., Astley grew tired of being labeled Stock, Aitken & Waterman's "puppet" and severed his connections with the team; he resurfaced in 1991 with the soul-injected Free, which contained the Top Ten hit "Cry for Help." Free didn't fare as well as its two predecessors, however, and the follow-up effort, Body & Soul, was an outright flop. Astley retired from music for a time, only to return in the 2000s with several new releases, including 2005's Portrait. He also became the subject of "Rickrolling," an Internet phenomenon involving the video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" and a series of bait and switch tactics. During the 2010s, Astley remained in the public eye via touring and with a stint as a DJ for London's Magic FM, but didn't release any new music until 2016's 50, which was named after and inspired by the singer's milestone birthday. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Rick Astley

    1-Hit Wonders

    1-Hit Wonders
    1 song

    Awesome '80s

    Awesome '80s
    2 songs

    Classic Hits

    Classic Hits
    3 songs

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    1 song

Albums by
Rick Astley

Top Songs by
Rick Astley

  1.   Song
  2.   Never Gonna Give You Up
  3.   Together Forever
  4.   It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
  5.   She Wants to Dance with Me
  6.   Whenever You Need Somebody
  7.   Cry for Help
  8.   Take Me to Your Heart
  9.   I'll Never Let You Down
  10.   My Arms Keep Missing You
  11.   I Can't Help Falling in Love (With You)
  12.   When You Gonna
  13.   The Bottom Line
  14.   The Ones You Love
  15.   Pray with Me
  16.   Pieces
  17.   Keep Singing
  18.   What the World Needs Now
  19.   One Night Stand
  20.   What You See Is What You Don't Get
  21.   In the Name of Love
  22.   You Move Me
  23.   No More Looking for Love
  24.   Don't Say Goodbye
  25.   Giving Up on Love
  26.   When I Fall in Love
  27.   Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  28.   Everytime
  29.   Remember the Days
  30.   Enough Love
  31.   Waiting for the Bell to Ring
  32.   Dance
  33.   Let It Be Tonight
  34.   Coming Home Tonight
  35.   Let It Rain
  36.   Somebody Loves Me
  37.   I Like the Sun
  38.   This Old House
  39.   Wish Away
  40.   Angels on My Side
  41.   Somewhere
  42.   Make It Easy on Yourself
  43.   You Belong to Me
  44.   Nature Boy
  45.   Where Do I Begin?
  46.   Portrait of My Love
  47.   I'll Never Set You Free
  48.   Miracle
  49.   Keep It Turned On
  50.   Don't Ask
  51.   Sleeping
  52.   Move Right Out
  53.   Behind the Smile
  54.   Never Knew Love
  55.   This Must Be Heaven
  56.   Is This Really Love?
  57.   Really Got a Problem
  58.   The Love Has Gone
  59.   Hold Me in Your Arms
  60.   Dial My Number
  61.   Till Then (Time Stands Still)
  62.   I Don't Want to Lose Her
  63.   Hopelessly
  64.   A Dream for Us
  65.   Close to You
  66.   These Foolish Things
  67.   And I Love You So
  68.   Vincent
  69.   Some Kinda Love
  70.   I'll Be Fine
  71.   Just Good Friends
  72.   Let's Go Out Tonight
  73.   Romeo Loves Juliet
  74.   Slipping Away
  75.   Body and Soul
  76.   Nature's Gift
  77.   Wanna Believe You
  78.   Cry Me a River
  79.   Full of You
  80.   I Don't Want to Be Your Lover
  81.   Wonderful You
  82.   When You Love Someone
  83.   Ain't Too Proud to Beg/Put Yourself in My Place
  84.   Be With You
  85.   Breathe

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