Rick Astley

Real Name:
Richard Paul Astley
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Rick Astley (b. February 6, 1966 in Warrington, United Kingdom) was one of figures to rise up in the dance/pop-driven late '80s. He started as a studio-tea-boy in 1985 at the PWL Studios and released his first own single in 1987, Never Gonna Give You Up.

In 2007, Rick Astley became the subject of a viral internet meme in which millions of internet users were tricked into watching Rick Astley's video Never Gonna Give You Up by posting it under the name of other popular video titles. The practice is now known as rickrolling.
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Albums

PL 71529 Whenever You Need Somebody — Rick Astley Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody (Album, Single) RCA, PWL PL 71529 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
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PK 71932 Hold Me In Your Arms — Rick Astley Rick Astley Hold Me In Your Arms (Album) RCA PK 71932 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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Hour #2 The Rick Astley Story (Weekend Of April 5-7, 1991) — Rick Astley Rick Astley The Rick Astley Story (Weekend Of April 5-7, 1991) Unistar Radio Programming Hour #2 US 1991 Sell This Version
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BVCP-101 Free — Rick Astley Rick Astley Free (Album, Maxi) RCA BVCP-101 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
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07863 66295-2 Body & Soul — Rick Astley Rick Astley Body & Soul (Album, Comp) RCA, RCA 07863 66295-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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589 300-1, 587 317-1 Keep It Turned On — Rick Astley Rick Astley Keep It Turned On (Album) Polydor, Universal, Cruz Music 589 300-1, 587 317-1 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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none Songwriter (New Song Demos) — Rick Astley Rick Astley Songwriter (New Song Demos)(CDr, Album, Promo, Smplr) Cruz Music none UK 2001 Sell This Version
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88697 02887 2 Portrait — Rick Astley Rick Astley Portrait (Album) RCA, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 02887 2 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
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none My Red Book — Rick Astley Rick Astley My Red Book(CDr, Album, Promo) Cruz Music none UK 2012 Sell This Version
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538218501 50 — Rick Astley Rick Astley 50 (Album) BMG 538218501 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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538395541 Beautiful Life — Rick Astley Rick Astley Beautiful Life (Album) BMG 538395541 UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MAGDT 7 Learning To Live (Without Your Love) — Rick Astley O'Chi Brown & Rick Astley O'Chi Brown & Rick Astley - Learning To Live (Without Your Love) (Single) Magnetic Dance MAGDT 7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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8663-4-RS It Would Take A Strong Strong Man — Rick Astley Rick Astley It Would Take A Strong Strong Man (Single) RCA 8663-4-RS US 1987 Sell This Version
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PT41800 My Arms Keep Missing You (Bruno's Mix) — Rick Astley Rick Astley My Arms Keep Missing You (Bruno's Mix) (Single, Maxi) RCA PT41800 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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PK 41286 When You Gonna — Rick Astley Rick Astley And Lisa Fabien Rick Astley And Lisa Fabien - When You Gonna (Single, Maxi) RCA, RCA PK 41286 Indonesia 1987 Sell This Version
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5347-7-R Never Gonna Give You Up — Rick Astley Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up (Single, Maxi) RCA 5347-7-R Canada 1987 Sell This Version
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PD 41684 When I Fall In Love / My Arms Keep Missing You — Rick Astley Rick Astley When I Fall In Love / My Arms Keep Missing You (Single, Maxi) RCA PD 41684 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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none Whenever You Need Somebody — Rick Astley Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody (Single, Maxi) RCA, RCA none UK 1987 Sell This Version
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JB 7629 Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) / Whenever You Need Somebody — Rick Astley Eurythmics / Rick Astley Eurythmics / Rick Astley - Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) / Whenever You Need Somebody(7", Jukebox) RCA JB 7629 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
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JB 7627 I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) / Never Gonna Give You Up — Rick Astley Samantha Fox / Rick Astley Samantha Fox / Rick Astley - I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) / Never Gonna Give You Up(7", Jukebox) Jive, RCA JB 7627 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
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9030-2-RDJ Ain't Too Proud To Beg — Rick Astley Rick Astley Ain't Too Proud To Beg (Single) RCA 9030-2-RDJ US 1988 Sell This Version
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RCA45-30065, PB 42573 Take Me To Your Heart — Rick Astley Rick Astley Take Me To Your Heart (Single, Maxi, Comp) RCA RCA45-30065, PB 42573 Philippines 1988 Sell This Version
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8878-1-RDAC Giving Up On Love — Rick Astley Rick Astley Giving Up On Love (Single, Maxi) RCA 8878-1-RDAC US 1988 Sell This Version
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8839-1-RD She Wants To Dance With Me — Rick Astley Rick Astley She Wants To Dance With Me (Single, Maxi) RCA 8839-1-RD US 1988 Sell This Version
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RCS 30053, PB 41817 Together Forever — Rick Astley Rick Astley Together Forever (Single, Maxi, EP) RCA RCS 30053, PB 41817 Philippines 1988 Sell This Version

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BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

September 21, 2021
Imagine waking up knowing you're a part of internet history.
RoryHoy

RoryHoy

March 1, 2020
He won't give up on you, let you down, run around or desert you. Plus he won't make you cry or say goodbye, not to mention he won't lie or hurt you - what a great guy!
SolitudeinEminor

SolitudeinEminor

January 22, 2018
Rick is really really really really really really really hot.
irionman

irionman

December 27, 2009
Here we go, the newest rant from me, your local hatemonger, irionman. Rick Astley, to be completely honest, really is not that bad. Most of you only know of him because of his one song, Never Gonna Give You Up, but anyone who has decided to pursue this artist to any length, they have found out that this guy has a lot more to offer. Yes, I have been Rick Roll'd, and yes it did piss me off, but hey, the guy had one hell of a voice; it was not something you would expect to come out of his mouth when you saw the guy. He just looks too young to be able to sing the way he did. Granted, he's old now and his voice fits his age and appearance, but back then, it was an odd thing to see, but a nice thing to hear. Two songs I suggest you to listen to, in order to get a better perception of this guy, are It Would Take A Strong Man and Whenever You Need Somebody. Go listen to those two songs. You will hear pre rick roll and post rick roll. However, when you listen, note the lyrical trend. In most Astley albums, you will pick up a theme of "being there for you". Almost like a lean on me theme. This may get old to you after a while, but who knows, you just may like it on some crappy days. I have also noticed that some butthurt fan out there is down voting all of my reviews because I probably pissed him off ranting about Dragonforce or Iwrestledabearonce, but oh well, childish acts are known to happen here. Anyways, now that I got that out, back to this positive rant. Take my challenge to listen to two songs, and take it seriously. Listen to them with an open mind and a positive attitude. Yes, I know that no matter what I say about the songs and his music, if you want to hate it, you will hate it. But, if you allow yourself to think a bit more clear when you hear it, you'll find yourself enjoying it. Hey, that's what music is for. Some will love it, some will like it, and some will downright hate it. Go see for yourself which of the three you will do. For me, I don't love it, nor downright hate it, but I like it enough to listen to it on a fairly regular basis. Final words: Rick Roll is not a song title, nor should it be a basis to disregard an artist's entire musical accomplishment. His songs are on my play list, and they just may end up on yours some day too. Give it a shot.
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