Billboard #1 Hits: #654: ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’- Rick Astley. March 12, 1988. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’- Rick Astley
  • Record Company- RCA
  • Genre: Dance Pop
  • Written by Stock Aitken Waterman
  • Time: 3:35
  • Album-Whenever You Need Somebody
  • Grade: F
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands , New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, West Germany, Zimbabwe.

Remember during the invasion of Panama when they had old pineapple face Manny Noriega surrounded at his compound and were blasting loud music to get him to surrender? They played this song. I would have give up in 30 seconds.

Manuel Noriega mugshot cropped.jpg

11 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #654: ‘NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP’- RICK ASTLEY -MARCH 12, 1988

  1. OMG ! When we were in the Philippines, we were invited by my aunt to go somewhere, about 2 hour- drive. The music in her car was THIS, by Rick Astley, and another one by ABBA, Dancing Queen, over and over again. My cousin and I couldn’t complain…. Mom and aunt were singing the songs , all the way to the resort. We ended up humming the songs, as well, and tapping our feet to the melody. It was bizarre. I can relate to Noriega’s plight.

    • lol i figured you would— you hate a stone cold classic like “The Night Chicago Died’ one of the great moments in the history of pop culture- but love this!

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