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

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