“Never Gonna Give You Up” is a “guilty pleasure” for me! LOL! I don’t know why I feel that way! LOL! Sorry, for being TOO LOUD …chuckle chuckle … Maybe because of the “Rickrolling” phenomena in 2007. BUT (hmm hmm … he said butt), I feel so HAPPYYYYYYY when I sing it! This is also the “end of summer song” for me. I wanted to kick it UP a notch for my friend LB. I’ve been making my friend shed too many tears with some of my recent posts. Here you go LB! I listen and I DO somethin’ about it too! Hopefully, this one will put a smile on your face! =)
I’m expecting everyone who takes the time for my video to give (at least) one BIG HARDY Gaffaw! I had FuNNNN :) doing this and I can’t stop laughing at myself for actually putting this all together!!! I’m only going to live once! Here’s to Guilty Pleasures! Cheers!
Don’t worry! You won’t be“Rickrolled” from here! LOL! … uh … at least, I don’t think you will … ;)
"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a song written and produced
by Stock, Aitken & Waterman and sung by English singer Rick Astley. The song was released as the first single from Astley's multi-million selling debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody. The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer's native United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at number one for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the US and Germany. The song won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards.
Themusic video for the song has become the basis for the "Rickrolling" Internet meme. In 2008, Rick Astley won the MTV EMA awards for "Best Act Ever" with the song "Never Gonna Give You Up", as a result of collective voting from thousands of people on the internet, due to the popular phenomenon of rickrolling. "Never Gonna Give You Up" is the subject of a popular Internet prank known as "rickrolling" involving misleading links redirecting to the song's music video. By May 2007, the practice had achieved notoriety on the Internet, and it increased in popularity after its use as a 2008 April Fool’s Day joke by various media companies and websites, including YouTube rickrolling all of its featured videos on that day and a website allowing people to Rickroll their friends' phones. In 'a couple of weeks', about 13 million people had been 'rickrolled' into watching Astley's video, the BBC reported on 1 April 2008. "I think it's just one of those odd things where something gets picked up and people run with it," Astley told the Los Angeles Times in late March 2008, adding: "That's what's brilliant about the Internet."
On Friday 11 April 2008 at 6 PM, a group of people made a
“Rickmob” on the Liverpool Street station, inspired by the rickrolling Internet phenomenon. The "Rickmob" was a spontaneous gathering where hundreds of people dressed as Rick Astley joined on Friday 11 April 2008 in Liverpool Street Station for a short rendition of the 80s superhit and then quickly dispersed. A group of London dance producers, called The Rickrollerz made a house music cover version of "Never Gonna Give You Up" on that day, and in honor of that event. The song was remixed on the same day and in the same studio where the original recording took place 20 years earlier. In May 2008, the track entered the UK Club Charts at number 22.