Never Gonna Give You Up: Rickroll anthem turns 30

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Rick Astley’s famous anthem “Never gonna give you up” turns 30 today.

Released in 1987 as a single from his first album, it quickly topped charts worldwide but its fame didn’t end there. The song saw a resurgence in the mind 2000’s in the form of a popular Internet prank known as “Rickrolling.”

Astley marked the occasion by taking to Twitter saying, “30 years ago today I said I was Never Gonna Give You Up. I am a man of my word.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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