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

It's Rickroll-free.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Apr 19, 2018   Updated on 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.

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.

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