Not even the person himself is immune from getting Rick Rolled.
Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” has discovered a second coming with the viral web pattern of “Rickrolling.” Nonetheless, Astley, 55, wasn’t too eager in regards to the on-line meme at first.
“Rickrolling” refers to people who find themselves tricked into clicking on a hyperlink that results in the music video to his single. The clip has since reached greater than 1 billion views YouTube.
The ’80s rocker admitted he was aggravated at first by the pattern, which has picked up steam lately. However his daughter helped him heat as much as it.
He lately chatted with Fox News about his iconic single, getting “Rickrolled” himself and whether or not he ever pulled the prank on another person.
Astley revealed that his pal, who was dwelling in California, “Rickrolled” him “earlier than I even knew what it was.”
“I’m identical to, ‘Why is he sending me this?’ And my video simply all of a sudden exhibits up. So I saved asking myself, ‘What’s he doing?’ I bear in mind I used to be on vacation [with my family] in Italy on the time. I used to be completely chilled out and I simply saved saying to myself, ‘I don’t want this in my life proper now,’” he recalled.
“[My friend] works in music as nicely. And he works with quite a lot of guys who’re youthful than him. So clearly, they’re proper on the tip of all the things on a regular basis,” the British musician continued.
He continued, “I simply thought it was actually bizarre. , right here’s a pal of mine who lives on a distinct continent and is sending me a video that then clicks into my track. It was simply actually bizarre and it was one thing tough for me to get my head round at first. Let’s face it, that video is from a very long time in the past. I appear to be I’m 11 years previous and carrying my dad’s overcoat. I simply didn’t get it at first.”
He then joked that he has “professionally ‘Rickrolled’ individuals many instances.”
However Astley will at all times be grateful to the tune that gave him his fame and fortune.
“It gave me the life I’ve received. It gave me all the things. I nonetheless journey the world due to it. I’m coming to America subsequent 12 months for gigs and stuff due to it. I can’t complain,” he stated.
He admitted that he give up singing for some time to have a “completely non-public life.”
“After which I began [singing again] about 15 years in the past. And other people nonetheless love the track. The primary time I ever sang that track was in Tokyo. Individuals there nonetheless like it. It brings again fantastic reminiscences,” he added.
“Thank heavens for that track and what got here after it as a result of it was game-changing. It completely modified our lives. And it continues to take action,” Astley stated.
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