Rick Astley Talks About Rickrolling

Been rickrolled? (Who hasn't?) Here's what Rick Astley, the guy whose song "Never Gonna Give You Up" is immortalized as a web meme/annoyance (thanks 4channers!) think about the whole thing:

Over the last year or so, Astley has watched with puzzled amazement as “Never Gonna Give You Up” has been mocked, celebrated, remixed and reprised, its original music video viewed millions of times on YouTube, all by a generation that could barely swallow its Gerber carrots when the song first topped the pop charts.

“I think it’s just one of those odd things where something gets picked up and people run with it,” Astley said. “But that’s what brilliant about the Internet.”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/webscout/2008/03/rick-astley-kin.html (Photo: TD Promotions)

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Lets just be glad that it wasn't a Spice Girls song - or worse still - the Macarana! Rick's song is still bearable.
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