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"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a 1987 hit song, written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, and performed by the English pop singer Rick Astley. Its genre has been described as dance pop and blue-eyed soul. It's considered Astley's signature song.

History Edit

In 2007, the song became a meme on the 4chan imageboard under the name of "Rickroll" or "Rick Roll" (a portmanteau of Rick Astley and an older 4chan meme "Duckroll"). Like Duckroll, Rickroll was a bait-and-switch trolling meme: one would post a link that purportedly lead to something interesting or sensational but would instead redirect to a "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video. In 2008, about a year after its conception, the meme became so widespread that it went mainstream, with major news outlets and celebrities arriving late to the party.

Rips Edit

See also: Category:Rips featuring Never Gonna Give You Up

As the bait-and-switch nature of the Rickroll meme is somewhat similar to that of high quality rips, it was only natural that SiIvaGunner paid homage to his famous predecessor. However, "Never Gonna Give You Up" never became more than a minor meme on the channel, since SiIva prefers to either create his own memes or use SoundCloud-specific ones, rather than mainstream memes like Rickroll. "Never Gonna Give You Up" can usually be found in medley rips, but it has also been featured as the main rip joke a few times.

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♫ Music memes ♪
TV show tunes:
Family GuyInspector GadgetMeet the FlintstonesThe NutshackThe Simpsons (Gonna Paint Our WagonSteamed Hams) • We Are Number One

Anime music:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (BLOODY STREAM) • Gas Gas GasSnow halation
Video game music:
DK RapDoki Doki Literature Club!GO MY WAY!!Kyun! Vampire GirlUndertale (Megalovania) • Mm2woodNight WalkPatched PlainsPuzzle RoomSliderTouhou Project (Bad Apple!!) • Unknown from M.E.Wii Shop Channel
Pop:
Beautiful GirlsCareless WhisperEl SoniditoGangnam StyleGentlemanNever Gonna Give You UpPPAPTake On MeTunak Tunak TunUptown Funk
Rap:
Bassline JunkieBonfireChicken and ChipsChip tha RipperGoomba Got BackHotline BlingJohn CenaRappin' for JesusSnoop DoggSoulja BoySpace JamU Guessed ItWhales
Rock:
All StarBodiesBoulevard of Broken DreamsCrawlingFuck BeesMaroon 5Smooth
Electronic music:
a e s t h e t i cBangarangCrazy FrogGoodbye To A Worldh3h3Productions Theme SongHaunted HouseSandstormScatmanTemporary Secretary
Other:
Bob DylanGiant StepsPOKEMON GO SONG!!!Rock My ForumTotino'sUnsynced mashup