Rick Astley – Together Forever – 1985

Together Forever” is a song recorded by British singer Rick Astley which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 18 June 1988. It was Astley’s 2nd and final US chart-topper. It reached #2 in the UK, behind Neighbours star and fellow Stock Aitken Waterman artist Kylie Minogue with her debut single “I Should Be So Lucky“. The single also peaked at #1 in Canada, Ireland and Spain. It also peaked within the top 10 in Austria, West Germany and Iceland.

The song uses a similar chord structure and melody to “Never Gonna Give You Up” (like most songs written and produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman at the time), and has occasionally been used as an alternate Rickroll song.

British magazine Classic Pop ranked “Together Forever” #20 in their list of “Top 40 Stock/Aitken/Waterman songs” in 2021.

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