4 Eighties pop star Rick Astley racked up no fewer than 100million votes at the 2008 MTV Europe Awards to take home the award for "Best Act Ever!" MTV fell victim to "Rickrolling
", an internet prank where Astley's 1987 song Never Gonna Give You Up makes an unexpected appearance.
Rick recently had a bit of a resurgence after Rickrolling
Still, the Rickrolling
soundtrack does serve a key narrative purpose, as Bumblebee's radio, picking up and shuffling song lyrics across the FM spectrum, in effect becomes his replacement voice.
Albert Hall / alberthallmanchester.com / 0844 858 8521 / Tomorrow, 7pm / PS28.50 Music / Rick Astley Given a leg-up by the internet phenomenon that was Rickrolling
, musical legend Rick Astley is back with a new record, Beautiful Life, and a massive headline show at Manchester Arena.
In recent years, Astley's music has become renowned with a new generation thanks to the internet phenomenon referred to as "rickrolling
Rick, who is preparing to release a new album after Rickrolling
the charts with his No 1 hit, 50, two years ago, reveals that even some professional dancers on the show are trying to entice him to hit the dancefloor.
' is the act of inserting a YouTube link of Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' music video or meme within a text.
Astley's 1980s hit, which has undergone a revival, thanks to the spread of the online prank known as Rickrolling
, was due to play 2,500 times during the stunt.
Astley became the subject of a bizarre .internet craze in 2007 known as 'Rickrolling
Astley's hit number has become a basis for a long-running Internet joke known as Rickrolling
, where unsuspecting users click on an interesting link, only to be taken to a video of Never Gonna Give You Up, Mirror reports.
A few years ago Rickrolling
became an internet sensation, when the video of Rick's debut single and biggest hit, Never Gonna Give You Up, was 'reworked' for a new generation.
And then, hilariously, came "Rickrolling
", the name given to the internet sensation which saw Never Gonna Give You Up bring "overnight" success for a second time to the singer who'd first found it the hard way, honing his craft and securing record deals in a pre-online music industry through sheer hard graft.
He came back in 2007 and became the rickrolling
The video, helmed by The Expendables 2's Simon West, was broadcast all over the world, but more recently the song received a new lease of life thanks to the Internet phenomena of Rickrolling
. Five years ago some wag thought it would be a good idea to post misleading Internet links which would redirect viewers to Astley's classic tune.
Joining the fun is as easy as Rickrolling
your closest friends.