The Black Keys’ “Never Gonna Give You Up” (2010) vs. Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987)
Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” smashed through charts worldwide with its uptempo melody and synth rhythms. The Rickrolling internet meme breathed new life into the single nearly 20 years after its original release. The Black Keys’ bluesy “Never Gonna Give You Up,” an album track from their breakthrough LP Brothers, features vocals that ooze longing and love.
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