Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, August 29, 1987 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song was written by the British production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. It was inspired by a woman Pete Waterman had been seeing for three years. Rick Astley was staying with Waterman at the time, and after a three-hour phone call with the woman, Astley said, "You're never gonna give her up." Aitken and Waterman then changed the story a bit and made him the one who was vulnerable. In the UK, this was the biggest single of 1987, staying at #1 for five weeks. It topped the charts throughout Europe. Thanks to the Rickrolling trend, this became the song of choice for those looking to exploit internet voting. In 2008, when the New York Mets put their 8th inning song selection up for a vote, "Never Gonna Give You Up" won.
Who sang Never Gonna Give You Up?
Never Gonna Give You Up was performed by Rick Astley
What year did Never Gonna Give You Up get to the UK number 1 spot?
Never Gonna Give You Up first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, August 29, 1987
How long was Never Gonna Give You Up at number 1 in the UK?
Never Gonna Give You Up spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.