‘It is kind of nuts’: singer Rick Astley’s iconic song Never Gonna Give You Up becomes a huge hit on TikTok
He left the music industry at the height of his stardom after being burned out trying to cast his pop character off his neighbor boy.
But nearly 20 years later, Rick Astley has made a comeback on TikTok – and is already seeing success with the younger generation.
Speak on Channel Nine’s Today On Friday, the 55-year-old said it was ‘a bit crazy’ to think his iconic song, Never Gonna Give You Up, was still a big hit.
‘That’s a bit weird. One of the things I love about TikTok is that millions of people sing songs that were made 25 years before they were born and I love that, ‘he said.
‘It’s a bit crazy, actually. I think that song clearly has its own world on the internet.
‘I’m grateful for that because it introduced me a little bit [a younger] audience.
“When I do gigs, it’s people of an age who come to me, of course they are, but every now and then I look at the audience and see a few people and I think,” That’s interesting. ” Because they are clearly a bit younger. ‘
Online comeback! Rick Astley (pictured), 55, spoke about his success on TikTok during an interview with Channel Nine’s Today show on Thursday, saying he thought it was ‘crazy’. His hit song Never Gonna Give You Up is popular among the younger generation
Rick said the one thing he liked about the Internet and how advanced technology had become was that it removed barriers and “made it easier for every generation of people to enjoy what they like.”
So if your mom likes Drake, that’s fine. And if you like your mom’s records, that’s fine too. The gloves are off. Everything seems to be fine now and I think that is very positive and healthy, ”he said.
In 2019, Rick revealed that his famous song Never Gonna Give You Up almost ruined his career after being burned out trying to get rid of his pop character from his boy next door.
His take: Rick said the one thing he liked about the Internet and how advanced technology had become was the fact that it removed barriers and ‘made it easier for every generation of people to enjoy what they like’
‘I had enough of it; people probably had enough of me. So I quit, ”said Rick The Herald Sun on July 25, 2019.
Rick, who was only 19 years old when the song came out in 1987, described how the song eventually put him in a box in terms of music.
He said that while the song was one of the most bankable at the time and led to several other pop hits, its success dried up when it came time to switch genres.
Overnight success! Rick, who was only 19 years old when his famous song Never Gonna Give You Up came out in 1987, described how the song eventually put him in a box in terms of music.
Pop royalty! Rick was one of the many artists who worked with English songwriters and producers Stock Aitken Waterman, including Donna Summer, Bananarama and Kylie Minogue
Rick, who was one of the many artists who collaborated with English songwriters Stock Aitken and Waterman, said he was unable to change his pop character from boy next door.
At the same time, the trio had great success with some of the most iconic pop artists of the 80s, including Donna Summer, Bananarama and Kylie Minogue.
He eventually retired from the music industry at the age of 27, after years of poor performance in the charts and negative press.
Early departure! Rick eventually retired from the music industry at the age of 27, after years of poor card performance and negative press