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Rick Astley

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

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