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Old 03-13-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Go ahead and laugh at me for being a fan of his music. Never Gonna Give You Up, and Together Forever (and perhaps "She Wants To Dance With Me" were his two big hits in the US and he is considered by many to be a one hit wonder

Anybody who says this have not heard his album "Free" or "Body and Soul" Both of which were amazing albums that got hardly any attention in the US.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRfPon9vmU


YouTube - Rick Astley - Hopelessly


YouTube - Rick Astley - Hold me in your arms
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Hey, I went to his concert in -89 when he came to Sweden. I was 12 years old. I loved him back then!
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Hey, I went to his concert in -89 when he came to Sweden. I was 12 years old. I loved him back then!
I was born in 89 believe it or not

His two best albums came out in the early 90s

Free in 1991

and Body and Soul in 1993

Not to say "Whenever You Need Somebody" (1988) and Hold Me In Your Arms (1989) were bad albums, but they were commercial pop music. The songs were written for him by Stock Aitken and Waterman for the PWL record label. He left PWL in 1990 to pursue his own music and write his own songs

It is when an artist sings his own songs that he writes from the heart, the music is on an artistic level, THAT much better
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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I have to admit I only ever viewed him as one of the SAW crowd. He did have a really good voice though and I'd be willing to listen to material he wrote for himself.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:00 AM
 
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Meh...
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think the "Rick Rolling" phenomenon has given him a resurgence in popularity.
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