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Rick Astley sings ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ with a giant Canadian choir

It's Rickroll-free.

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Apr 19, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:06 pm CDT

Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” has become synonymous with bad online pranks, aka Rickrolls. But Astley is embracing its all-purpose use. He might even be trying to change the narrative. He performed the song with the Foo Fighters in 2017, and now he’s sitting in with a Canadian choir.

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The Toronto-based Choir! Choir! Choir! invited Astley to sing with them earlier this month, when it performed his classic song. And he showed up to sing along with the crowd.

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It’s an earnest rendition, and sort of recontextualizes the song.

This is way better than Westworld showrunners using it to troll fans.

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2018, 10:09 am CDT