"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a song recorded by British singer Rick Astley. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the first single from Astley's successful debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) on 3 August 1987. The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer's native United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed atop the chart for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany.
The song won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards. In 2004, it was voted no. 28 in 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever by VH1.
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