you click on a link to a Rick Roll video and instead of being shocked, disappointed or surprised and turning it off, start bopping along to the entire tune.
Oh yeah! Rick Astley … iconic hair, iconic voice, iconic dance. He was “discovered” by Stock Aitken Waterman, who were almost single-handedly responsible for serveral iconic music acts of the 80’s including old Kylie Minogue. His deep voice meshed with 80’s pop was a surefire success over several continents. He was clean cut, well dressed and mums were happy for their daughters to have a crush on him.
“Never Gunna Give You Up” and “Together Forever” are his two standout tracks for me. He fizzled into oblivion in the 1990’s securing his place as a pure 80’s icon in music history until the recent RickRoll phenomenon launched his voice and his videos back into popular circulation thanks to YouTube.
A huge thanks to PirateDiva82 (aka Lauren) for letting me use her Lois and Clark rickroll video here. 🙂