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

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