Rick Rolled can happen to anyone, even the man.
Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up”With the viral internet trend “viral internet trend” of, has found a second coming. “Rickrolling.” However, Astley, 55, wasn’t too keen about the online meme at first.
“Rickrolling”People who are tricked to click on a hyperlink to access the music video for his single. Since then, the clip has been viewed more than 1,000,000 times on YouTube.
The ’80s rocker admitted he was annoyed at first by the trend, which has picked up steam in recent years. But his daughter helped him get used to it.
Fox News recently interviewed him about his iconic single, “Getting.” “Rickrolled”What he did to pull the prank and how it was done.
Astley revealed to Astley that his friend, who was currently living in California, was also there. “Rickrolled”He “before I even knew what it was.”
Rick Astley joked that he has “Rickrolled”Frank Hempel/United Archives via
“I’m just like, ‘Why is he sending me this?’ And my video just suddenly shows up. So I kept asking myself, ‘What is he doing?’ I remember I was on holiday [with my family] in Italy at the time. I was totally chilled out and I just kept saying to myself, ‘I don’t need this in my life right now,’”He recalled.
“[My friend] works in music as well. And he works with a lot of guys who are younger than him. So obviously, they’re right on the tip of everything all the time,”The British musician did not stop.
He continued, “I just thought it was really weird. You know, here’s a friend of mine who lives on a different continent and is sending me a video that then clicks into my song. It was just really weird and it was something difficult for me to get my head around at first. Let’s face it, that video is from a long time ago. I look like I’m 11 years old and wearing my dad’s overcoat. I just didn’t get it at first.”
He joked that he had “professionally ‘Rickrolled’ people many times.”
“It was just really weird and it was something difficult for me to get my head around at first,”The musician spoke about the “Rickrolled”Redferns viral meme
However, Astley will always be grateful for the song that gave him his fame.
“It gave me the life I’ve got. It gave me everything. I still travel the world because of it. I’m coming to America next year for gigs and stuff because of it. I can’t complain,”He said.
He said that he had to stop singing for a while in order to have a better voice. “totally private life.”
“And then I started [singing again] about 15 years ago. And people still love the song. The first time I ever sang that song was in Tokyo. People there still love it. It brings back wonderful memories,”He added.
“Thank heavens for that song and what came after it because it was game-changing. It totally changed our lives. And it continues to do so,”Astley stated.