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

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