Never Gonna Give You Up

Album: Whenever You Need Somebody (1987)
Charted: 1 1
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  • We're no strangers to love
    You know the rules and so do I
    A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
    You wouldn't get this from any other guy

    I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
    Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    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

    And if you ask me how I'm feeling
    Don't tell me you're too blind to see

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    (Ooh, give you up)
    (Ooh, give you up)
    (Ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up)
    (Ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up)

    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

    I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
    Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Writer/s: Matt Aitken, Mike Stock, Peter Waterman
    Publisher: CONSALAD CO., Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 39

  • Susan from Las VegasIt couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. God Bless you Rick and your family. You’ve made a positive difference in all our lives. Just celebrated Birthday # 67. I dance to your tunes everyday.
  • Jennifer M. from Cleveland OhioJust saw Rick Astley with NKOTB in Mixtape Tour 2022 last week in Cleveland, Ohio. Absolutely love him! Have since the beginning!! Worth the wait!!! Hope he comes back soon, with HIM being the headliner with invited guests!
  • Samantha from MissouriIt's a great hot hit and I think one of a kind even though the Year's will go on a Lifetime.
  • A Dude From Idaho from IdahoI bet you the music video reaching 1 billion views was because of all the people being sent to the link.
  • Le'boin from Amog Us Irl Sussssssssss Sussssssssssssi found a song that slaps. heres the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iik25wqIuFo. pretty catchy right?
  • Mike Oxlong from Washington D.cThis was such a good hit, keep it up Rick.
  • Tessa from UsaMemes aside, this song is amazing!
  • Tytus from UsaI am an 8th grader doing research of this song for a school project and reading this was fun all for the sake of the rick-roll meme
  • Lilly from AmericaI actually really lie this song, i listen to it everyday during my work. Its not just a meme, its a really good and catchy song!
  • Kayleigh from Mccreary Kyi like someone and they sent me this what does that mean?
  • Lucass from Creedence Clearwater Revivalrickroll'd
  • Nagito Komaeda from Japan, Hope Peaks AcademyThis is pretty good. I'm tired of people making fun of this song because its a so called meme. Its pretty good.
  • Taylor from (west) Melbourne, FlDespite some of my friends finding it annoying I really love being rickrolled. Happens about 3-4 times a day now.
  • Bridget from CoI knew the Rick Rolling frenzy went too far when Chad Wild Clay mentioned it at least 3 times.
  • Bridget from CoI do not see why people enjoy Rick Rolling others. It's confusing. But I've Rick Rolled my parents and brother before, so I still have fun with it!
  • Who?Who was the man in the white T-shirt dancing. I really want to know who he is,
  • Rick Astley from Molesey, EnglandI'm glad to see so many people enjoy this song.
  • Brandon from Arlington, OhI like the Family Guy of Never gonna give you up.lol
  • Brandon from Arlington, OhBest song ever!!!!
  • Jorges from Oaxaca, MexicoFrom the 2000 year decades point of view, this song is old-repeated and its "rick-rolled" and is not valued as it deserves but we know this represents a dance and pop generation, a good song with a history and so much FACTS nehind !
  • Ny from Canberra, AustraliaLOVE YOU RICK - the film clip always cracks me up especially that you are just a little white man with big hair!! however the song has great lyrics (actually very romantic) and is super catchy - nice work on the rick-rolling love it!
  • Jeff from Boston, MaWhy wouldn't Astley have a sense of humor about "RickRolling" ? I bet he laughs all the way to the bank to cash his royalty checks!
  • Ryan from Anahola, HiGod damnit. Rick Rolled again.
  • Mike from Hastings, NeUnlike Brian's comment on Family Guy, Astley is not gay. Astley is married to producer Lene Bausager and has one daughter. Although Brian may have been referring to one of the other songwriters.. you never know.
  • Amara from Victorille, CaI think it's great Astley is so cool about the whole "Rickrolled" phenomenon. Not many artists can be totally "cool" about someting like that.
  • Jessie Steele from Bartlett, TnAm i the only one who likes this song?
    although i did love how he rockrolld everyone at macys
  • Joshua from La Crosse, WiBefore seeing him in a video for the first time I had always envisioned Astley as an African-American. In fact with his Chubby-Checker-esque baritone, "white Englishman" was about the last thing I would have guessed. Imagine my surprise when I first saw this video... talk about getting "Rickrolled".
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InRick Astley was a larval Clay Aiken, and I claims me Shaun Cassidy 45.
  • Alex from Boucherville (montreal), QcI must say that for pop, it's a cool song, and to laugh about, it's the best (I purchased a Best Of for my best friend's birhtday, you know, rick rolling him LIVE), but seriously, the rock fan I am only thinks about Guns N Roses when you say 1987. There's no talent of songwriting or musical performance with such phenomenon as solo singers that get their songs written by somebody else. I mean, the music isn't even interesting, there's no structure..... it's just beat. God I hate dance song, but this one deserves to be reminded.
  • Deetinator from Cincinnati, OhTake it Scientology. RickRoll'd
  • Tim from Santa Maria, Ca"Robo's Theme" from the video game Chrono Trigger bears a very striking similarity to the piano line of this song. Great song, as well. I always feel a bit amused by the fact that Rick Rolls are ineffective, due to the fact that I like the song and am therefore not as annoyed.
  • Kate from Forked River, NjI'm always getting rick rolled!
  • Amber from San Francisco, CaYOU JUST GOT RICKROLLED! LOL!
  • Jeff from Austin, TxGreat 80s pop!!!
  • Vince from Salisbury, MdIs he really gay like Brian says in the Family Guy episode? The lyrics aren't gender-specific...
  • Nicola from London, EnglandThis song is great to sing to, and this song is a classic.
  • Dana from Greenwood, ScI remember the first time I saw Rick Astley. I had envisioned some hulk of a guy. He has an awesome voice for such a skinny little critter!
  • Alan from Singapore, SingaporeStock Aitken and Waterman admitted that they got the idea for the baseline from Colonel Abrams single Trapped. The baseline sounds almost completely alike
  • Carrie from Roanoke, VaVery interesting trivia. Apparently, I'm the only cheesy '80's fan to leave a comment. I like this song. It's got a very catchy beat, and the strings are pretty. However, underneath the dance rhythms and sweet sentiments, there's a rather dark sentiment lurking. When the singer tells his lover that she'll never get commitment from any other guy, his claim seems rather manipulative. On one hand, he could be acknowledging that many guys are jerks, but it also seems a bit controlling. Otherwise, it's a fun song.
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