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rickroll

To provide Internet users with a seemingly legitimate link that redirects to the music video for Rick Astley's 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up" as a joke. I thought I was reading a reliable source until I was rickrolled. Now "Never Gonna Give You Up" is stuck in my head!
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Summer Sonic Tokyo 2017 music festival was 'rickrolled' when rock band Foo Fighters called out singer Rick Astley on stage to sing a special version of his hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up'.
New York, July 31 (ANI): The White House is said to have "rickrolled" one of its Twitter followers who complained about a correspondence briefing being too boring.
Richard Godfrey, executive producer for the MTV Europe Music Awards, said: "The audience has spoken and MTV has been 'Rickrolled'.
MTV's Richard Godfrey said of the unlikely name up against acts including U2 and Britney Spears: "The audience has spoken and MTV has been well and truly Rickrolled."
In a couple of weeks, about 13 million people had been Rickrolled into watching Astley's video, the BBC reported on April 1, 2008.
I could try to be more specific about the reasons behind the resurgence of Never Gonna Give You Up but, in all honesty, I really don't understand them, and if you are reading this column there is a fair chance you wouldn't understand them either, even if I "rickrolled" you (if that is the right phrase - it won't be, more shame will be heaped on me) into thinking I do.
"I appreciate everyone who voted for me, but I also feel for all the artists and MTV who probably got Rickrolled on the night."