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

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