A feel-good 80s pop song about a man's promise to love and cherish his partner forever.

Never Gonna Give You Up is a song by English singer and songwriter Rick Astley. It was released in July 1987 as the lead single from his debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). The song was a worldwide number-one hit, topping the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, with sales of over 15 million copies worldwide.

The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, the same team that produced Astley’s previous singles “When You Gonna” and “Hold Me in Your Arms”. The song is a synthpop ballad with a catchy melody and a simple, yet effective message of love and devotion.

The song’s music video was directed by Nigel Dick and features Astley performing the song in a variety of locations, including a diner, a park, and a rooftop. The video also features clips of Astley performing the song live.

“Never Gonna Give You Up” was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Astley as a star. The song has been praised for its catchy melody, its powerful lyrics, and its positive message. It is considered one of the most iconic songs of the 1980s, and it continues to be popular today.

The song has been used in a variety of contexts, including in films, television shows, and commercials. It has also been the subject of a number of internet memes, including the “Rickroll” meme, in which a user is tricked into clicking on a link that leads to the music video for the song.

“Never Gonna Give You Up” is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a song that is sure to put a smile on your face and make you want to dance.

“Never Gonna Give You Up” is often associated with the internet meme known as “rickrolling,” where someone is tricked into clicking a hyperlink that leads to the music video for the song.

The song was originally written for Kylie Minogue, but she turned it down.

Rick Astley is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame in the late 1980s with his debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody, which featured the hit singles “Never Gonna Give You Up”, “Together Forever”, and “Hold Me in Your Arms”.

Astley went on to release four more studio albums, but his popularity declined in the early 1990s. He returned to the music scene in 2005 with the release of his fifth studio album, Portrait. Astley has continued to release music and tour throughout the 2010s. He is best known for his upbeat pop songs and his boyish good looks.

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