Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up
“Never gonna give you up” is Rick Astley’s first major success. I don’t know if the following story is true. Some still tell a legend that in Stock, Aitken and Waterman’s plans, Rick Astley had to play the role of the tea boy during recording sessions. Maybe that’s why, despite he had this song ready since January, they decided to release it only in late July, probably when they heard him asking “Milk or lemon?” with his deep voice! What’s important is that in few days, exactly thirty years ago, this song went straight on top of the charts in many countries, and the fabulous career of the great Rick skyrocketed! And maybe it’s still going on!
Anyway, it seems that Rick already had some doubts, first in his world, about the three producers, as he looked for different teams producing his songs. Many others followed him, which basically started the decline of the three producers.
We’ve known each other for so long
Your heart’s been aching but you’re too shy to say it
Inside we both know what’s been going on
We know the game and we’re gonna play it
Rick Astley on Wikipedia