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Rick Astley’s ‘Uptown Funk’ cover is better than a rickroll

Ricky Astley covers Uptown Funk

We’re glad we never gave up Astley.

Usually clicking on a Rick Astley clip means you’re about to endure another rickroll, but this time around its four minutes and 37 seconds of pure funk.

Astley pulled out the Bruno Mars hit “Uptown Funk” at Let’s Rock London, an ’80s-themed festival, over the weekend. Not at all stuck in the ’80s himself, Astley looks amazing in the clip.

Perhaps its time for a Astley renaissance, or at least a duet with Mars. 

Screengrab via Pop Monologues/YouTube

Rae Votta

Rae Votta

A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.