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12/03/1988 Rick Astley is at #1 on the US singles chart

"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a song by British singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released as a single in July 1987. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was a worldwide #1 hit, initially in the UK in 1987 where it was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the US.


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  • Never Gonna Give You Up 

  • Song facts 

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