"If you don't write the song and you haven't produced it, it's your song, but it takes a bit of time to bed in and for it to really become your song. Even some of the greats, Whitney Houston or Frank Sinatra, they didn't write and produce the music. So, when I sing 'Never Gonna Give You Up' now, that's my song. I don't care who wrote it, I don't care who produced it, it's my song.'' - Rick Astley
"Rick was the nicest artist I worked with there. He was extremely down-to-earth, but also incredibly shy, and although Pete Waterman had spotted him and wanted him to record, he feared that Rick would be too shy in the studio to get anything done. So he asked him to work there as a assistant for a while, get to meet everyone, hang out with them and have a laugh, so that he wouldn't be intimidated when it was time for him to record." - Mark McGuire (Recording engineer)
"Never Gonna Give You Up," topped the charts in so many countries that it wasn't a total shock and surprise. It was just like, "Oh my God, it's happened there as well." - Rick Astley
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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