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