Rick Astley Songs Ranked

Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter, and radio personality. He rose to fame through his association with the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman; his 1987 recording of their song “Never Gonna Give You Up” was a number 1 hit single in 25 countries, winning the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single. By the time of his retirement in 1993, Astley had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide. Astley made a comeback in 2007, becoming an Internet phenomenon when the music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up” became integral to the meme known as “rickrolling”. Astley was voted “Best Act Ever” by Internet users at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008, and his 2016 album 50 debuted in the UK at No. 1. Here are all of Rick Astley songs ranked.

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20. I’ll Never Let You Down (Hold Me in Your Arms, 1988)

“This is a truly touching song. Yes, it’s long, but that is what gives it the emotional buildup. Absolutely beautiful work, no other band could come up with something this stellar.”

19. Body & Soul (Body & Soul, 1993)

“At the moment this is my favorite. Awesome lyrics, I love the meaning of this song.This song gets better upon each subsequent listen, and truly becomes extraordinary with headphones turned up loud or in concert.”

18. Really Got a Problem (Free, 1991)

“This is my absolute favorite song ever! The meaning to lyrics melded into this song make everything almost over the top by how good he is as a singer.”

17. I Don’t Want to Lose Her (Hold Me in Your Arms, 1988)

“The song is great, both with its lyrics, rhythm, and timing sequence. This song is like no other piece of music. A work of art that captures emotion perfectly.”

16. Be with You (Free, 1991)

“This song has a brilliant chorus. I love this song more than any other on the album. This song makes me feel happy for some reason, and it’s awesome! His voice sounds very good in this song.”

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15. My Arms Keep Missing You (Greatest Hits, 2002)

“This song always puts me in a good mood. The lyrics make me feel like I don’t have any worries and I can just close my eyes and dream”

14. Keep Singing (50, 2016)

“This song has inspirational lyrics and beautiful harmonies. I think it’s definitely some of his better work. There is more depth to it than your typical pop song”

13. Sleeping (Keep It Turned On, 2001)

“Love this song! Not many people seem to know about it though! But I absolutely LOVE it! A Dark one, in the same way as Never Gonna Give Ya’ Up ”

12. Don’t Say Goodbye (Whenever You Need Somebody, 1987)

“This song makes me feel happy for some reason, and it’s awesome! He has a wonderful voice that directly goes into your heart.”

11. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (Hold Me in Your Arms, 1988)

“The lyrics are just magical and I don’t know if I’m right or not but his voice has never sounded better… Mature yet so endearing… I listen to this song whenever I am blue and somehow it always manages to lift my spirits…”

10. Take Me to Your Heart (Hold Me in Your Arms, 1988)

“Extremely touching song from him.. He has a wonderful voice that directly goes into your heart.. I love this song very much”

9. She Wants to Dance With Me (Hold Me in Your Arms, 1988)

“Love the lyrics in this song, strikes a cord to me… Thank you for the music you bring into the lives of us who feel your music. The most lovely song I have ever heard”

8. When I Fall In Love (Whenever You Need Somebody, 1987)

“This is song I hear the most, He is so much so much good into the songs, the voice, the tune, etc are so much perfect and makes this song the most good, it is a masterpiece”

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7. Hopelessly (Body & Soul, 1993)

“Totally addicted to this song! Takes me to complete bliss whenever I listen to this song! This song makes me feel that he is very close to my heart!”

6. Lights Out (Lights Out, 2010)

“This song has a unique feeling which makes you want to read it over and over again it shows that Rick knows what he is doing and what he is singing about.”

5. Whenever You Need Somebody (Whenever You Need Somebody, 1987)

“This song is my favourite song. I can listen to it everyday and I will not get bored. It is full of emotions and his voice is perfect”

4. It Would Take a Strong Strong Man (Whenever You Need Somebody, 1987)

“He sounds really emotional and I like that in songs where singers sing it real with emotion rather than they don’t show any heart to it at all”

3. Cry for Help (Free, 1991)

“My favorite song of all time. The magical voice of him, amazing tune. Always makes me feel good whenever or wherever I am. Probably his best song.”

2. Together Forever (Whenever You Need Somebody, 1987)

“Easily in the Top 5 for catchiest pop songs ever written. It’s such a happy and carefree song, and it never fails to put a smile on my face!”

1. Never Gonna Give You Up (Whenever You Need Somebody, 1987)

“Believe it or not, this is a great Blue-Eyed/Soul song. This is a good and catchy song, that became a meme! Always dance to this signature song.”