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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

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 GuyMeet the FlintstonesThe NutshackThe SimpsonsWe Are Number OneInspector Gadget

Anime music:
BLOODY STREAMSnow halation
Video game music:
DK RapGO MY WAY!!Kyun! Vampire GirlMegalovaniaMm2woodPatched PlainsPuzzle RoomSliderUnknown from M.E.
Pop:
Careless WhisperGangnam StyleGentlemanNever Gonna Give You UpTake 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 cBangarangh3h3Productions Theme SongHaunted HouseScatmanTemporary Secretary
Other:
Bob DylanPOKEMON GO SONG!!!Unsynced mashup

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