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He never lets anyone down ...

A pure product of Stock Aitken Waterman, aka the Tube Makers, Rick Astley remains one of the most remarkable and "active" English singers of his generation. The one who started modestly at the beginning of the 80s by integrating a small local group Give Way, then who became the singer of the soul group FBI in 1984, will become in a few years thanks to the famous infernal trio a real tube factory. And what tubes. A rhythm almost identical and recognizable among all, clips cut to measure for fascinated midinettes, a "mouth of an angel" which at the same time fascinates the housewife of less than 50 years, without counting arm movements when he sings who are his trademark, in short, the perfect recipe. Others will also be powered by SAWs but it remains today - with Kylie Minogue - the most successful and best-preserved product of that time. Discography (among others ...) :

• Never Gonna Give You Up 1987

• Whenever You Need Somebody 1987

• When I Fall In Love/My Arms Keep Missing You 1987

• Don't Say Goodbye 1988

• Together Forever 1988

• It Would Take A Strong, Strong Man 1988

• She Wants To Dance With Me 1988

• Take Me To Your Heart 1988

• Hold Me In Your Arms 1989

• Giving Up on Love 1989

• Ain't Too Proud to Beg/Put Yourself in My Place 1989

• Cry For Help 1991

• Move Right Out 1991

• Never Knew Love 1991

• The Ones You Love 1993

• Hopelessly 1993

• Sleeping 2001

• Wanna believe you 2001

• Keep it turned on 2001

• Vincent 2005

• Portrait of my love 2005

• (They long to be) Close to you 2005

Winter Wonderland 2013

• Keep singing 2016

• Angels on my side 2016

• Dance 2016

• Beautiful life 2018

• Try 2018

• She makes me 2018

• Everyone of us 2019

• Love this Christmas 2020

• Unwanted 2021


Clips :

1987 ... the HUGE transcosmic hit that will reveal him ! This title literally sets fire to all Dancefloor on the planet and will surely remain as its most emblematic hit. MAS-TER-FUL !

1987 ... the tube machine is running and nothing and no one can stop it. It's a flood of hits that will follow ...

1987 ... arrives this first absolutely sumptuous sweet break, a luxury cover of a title interpreted for the first time by singer Jeri Southern and dating from 1952. An incredible vocal mastery that works wonders in Dance as well as in sweet music. MA-GIC !

1987 ... a very first year of existence where he produced no less than 4 mega hits. A startling to say the least shattering and this is only the beginning !

1988 ... a year 1988 which starts on the same bases as the previous one. So we imagine that the results will be of the same level. The rest will cheerfully prove it ...

1988 ... proof with this title. The artist signs here one of his most emblematic titles and naturally becomes one of the biggest phenomena of the moment. MAS-TER-FUL !

1988 ... and as paradoxical as it may seem, this one will hardly be classified. A slight air hole that will not last, it's clear ...

1988 ... the year 1987 saw him hatch and reveal himself, the year 1988 will see him explode. It's not complicated, a title released = 1 tube. I told you, a real war machine !

1988 ... 1987 was an exceptional year in all respects, 1988 will more or less approach it. The singer is on an incredible dynamic which makes him chain mega hits at a truly astounding speed !

1989 ... another sweet break in this ocean of Dance hits. And this time on original composition. This title will not have the same level of success as "When I fall in love" but will largely fare well

1989 ... after 2 totally euphoric years, the singer seems to be marking time. The level of inspiration weakens somewhat and the sanction is immediate : very marked drop in success ...

1989 ... of course, in this year 1989 there is quantity but the quality is somewhat lacking. We will quickly have to recover to avoid a dropout that could turn out to be definitive ...

1991 ... after a 'white' year 1990, we find a Rick who has been somewhat transformed at the start of the new decade, both in terms of look and style. A style that appeals in any case because success is back !

1991 ... it's clear that the Rick of the 90s has nothing to do with the Rick of the 80s. New style, new sound and it works !

1991 ... a light and airy track that grooves seriously. And even if this title will not remain as the best classified of all his discography, we find a Rick at the best of his form !

1993 ... new chip jump to find a Rick this time in Gospel version. It will have made us all the little guy !

1993 ... his last notorious hit of the decade. A last sweet break to finish and exit by the Very Large Door

2001... coming out of the Singles charts but certainly not of the albums charts. Because here he is again 8 years later in great shape and he's certainly not coming back to only do some figuration, that's clear...

2001...certainly, we are not going to lie to each other, the best years are now behind him. But what he still has to offer is far from devoid of interest, it is clear...

2001...especially since he was able to maintain a significant fan base which allows him to continue the adventure calmly to say the least. Let's hope it lasts like this for a long time...

2005...we find him 4 years later on an opus of covers of old standards that have marked history. Starting with this title by Don Mclean dating from 1972...

2005...then it's the turn of Matt Monro and his title dating from 1960 to have the favor of the singer. A pretty revisited version which will not equal the original but which is far from deserving, it is clear...

2005...then it was the turn of the Carpenters and their title dating from 1970 to be brought up to date. A nice version once again...

2013...when 2 of the biggest tube factories of the 80s decided to sing the song on a nice Christmas title, we can only rejoice. And the result definitely holds up !

2016...there is definitely a big air hole that will follow since 11 years will pass between this title and the previous title. But he's here again, to the delight of his fans...

2016...he will have taken some time to find the motivation and the desire to continue but now that it's done, he will unroll in a way that is impressive to say the least...

2016...because he will release no less than 3 albums just during this decade of 2010. He will never have released so many in a single decade, that's to say...

2018...he will never come back to the front of the race but he will be far from going unnoticed. Especially since many former glories of the 80s like him are becoming more and more trendy again... unexpected comeback but which also proves in a brilliant way that talent is not lost over the years and decades. The proof...

2018...we feel that the singer has decided to take matters into his own hands and return to the front of the stage at all costs. Who would complain...

2019...the titles follow one another at an impressive speed in this decade of 2010 and shows that he has regained all the energy that was his during the 80s. It promises for the following decade...

2020...a 2020 decade that begins in rhythm with this special Christmas title for the less sympathetic. A Christmas title that was necessarily missing from its register...

2021... so we imagine that this title will surely not be the last. Because we now know, with him, nothing is ever over !

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