Awesome Rick Astley

Anime Rick Roll

Anime Rick Roll

We’ve heard Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up at least 1000 times. But this version posted by Christya mixes things up by transforming Rick’s sound into something straight out of a Japanese anime, minus the actual animation. Vocals by MOM0KI, annapantsu, LilyPichu, and LizzRobinett

The History of the Rickroll

The History of the Rickroll

Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up is closing in on a billion YouTube views, thanks in large part to its use as the world’s number one prank. Alfo Media offers a retrospective on musician Rick Astley, the music video itself, where the term “Rickroll” comes from, and the impact the meme has had on Astley’s career.

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RickRoll in 4K

RickRoll in 4K

Thanks to video enhancement technology, we can now enjoy Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up in crystal clear 4K resolution at 60 fps. Revideo created this crisp remaster of the internet’s favorite music video using Topaz Video Enhance AI and RIFE (Flowframes). Here’s hoping the lawyers don’t yank it down.

Rick Astley: Better Now

Rick Astley: Better Now

For all of the laughs that Rickrolling has delivered over the years, musician Rick Astley has proven his talent time and time again. Here, he wows us with an unexpected cover of Post Malone’s Better Now, bringing his smooth and soulful vocals to the hit track.

Machine RickRoll’d

Machine RickRoll’d

Ever wonder what a Rick Astley song written by an AI might sound like? YouTuber Lil’Alien demonstrates what neural network called Jukebox came up with when asked to create more of Never Gonna Give You Up based on the data fed into its electronic brain. Play with more weird AI music on the Jukebox Sample Explorer.

Rick Astley: Ain’t No Sunshine

Rick Astley: Ain’t No Sunshine

With the recent passing of Bill Withers, we lost one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time. Musicians around the globe have been paying tribute to Withers with heartfelt performances like this one by Rick Astley, whose cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” gave us chills.

RickRoll’d by Rick

RickRoll’d by Rick

You will be RickRoll’d by this video. But that’s okay, because the guy doing the RickRolling is none other than Rick Astley himself, with a great, stripped back performance of the track that everyone has accidentally heard at least once in their life, Never Gonna Give You Up. From BBC Music’s Radio 2 Piano Room.

Rick-Souled

Rick-Souled

The talented musicians of Scary Pockets teamed up with singer-songwriter Reeve Carney for a phenomenal cover of Never Gonna Give You Up, boiling down Rick Astley’s hit into a soul-stirring new version, thanks in large part to Carney’s smooth and powerful vocals.

Choir Gets Rickrolled

Choir Gets Rickrolled

The members of Toronto ensemble Choir! Choir! Choir! were joined by a special guest performer, none other than pop legend Rick Astley. They provided harmonies and backup while Rick took on lead vocal duties. We’re impressed how great his voice is after all these years.

Rick Astley: Highway to Hell

Rick Astley: Highway to Hell

“In an alternate universe, this is what could have been.” If you were expecting to be Rickrolled when you click play on this clip, you’d be wrong. Though there is something just so wrong it’s right about the soulful pop singer doing a cover of the AC/DC classic Highway to Hell.

Never Gonna Wake Up

Never Gonna Wake Up

Rickrolling just got taken to a whole new level with Nils’ epic mashup of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, Avicii’s Wake Me Up, and Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping. We dare you not to bob you head to this track.

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