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Album: Whenever You Need SomebodyReleased: 1987Charted:
The follow-up to Astley's first hit "Never Gonna Give You Up
," this song was also written by the British production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. The songs are similar in tempo and lyrical content, as they find Astley singing about a love that will last forever.
This marked Astley's second trip to #1 on the US chart, but the single stalled at #2 in the UK while Kylie Minogue's "I Should Be So Lucky
" secured the #1 spot.
The production trio wanted to choose a follow-up that would solidify the image of the loyal guy with the velvet voice they created with Astley's debut single. "When we'd done all the other tracks, we listened to them and thought... people have already bought 'Never Gonna Give You Up,'" Mike Stock explained to Billboard. "What else is there (on the album) that really does compare? We thought we needed 'Together Forever' to get home to people what Rick could be."
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