Astley found it "kind of bizarre" when this song rose to the top of the American chart. "The first one, 'Never Gonna Give You Up,' had done it in so many countries that it wasn't a total shock and surprise," he told Songfacts
. "It was just like, 'Oh my God, it's happened there as well.' But, there was a part of me that thought, I might be one of those guys who manages to squeeze one past them and that might be it. And then the second one, 'Together Forever,' I don't think it was as big a song, but it went to #1 and it got a load of play."