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Rick Astley

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