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