Song of the Day: Rick Astley, “Together Forever”

Matt Aitken, one third of the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) songwriting and production team, was born on this day in 1956 (the same year I was). They produced and/or written songs for a number of British artists in the ’80’s and early ’90’s, including Kylie Minogue, Bananarama, Jason Donovan, Donna Summer, Band Aid (“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”), and Rick Astley, whose two #1 hits in the US, “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever,” were produced by SAW. Here is the latter of the two, done live in Houston this past May.

A link to “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Rick Astley, “Together Forever”

  1. It’s funny how loving Rick Astley (in Australia anyway) is kind of dorky, but I happily stick my hand up as a fan. Probably helps I am a child of the 80s.


  2. Another great song from the MTV era. This is one of those songs everyone danced to at discos. It had a great rich sound to it and I’ll never forget how surprised I was to see Rick Ashley was a thin white guy with red hair with the voice of Barry White! LOL!!


    1. Even Mary, who’s not much of a pop fan, likes Rick Astley’s voice. He’s kept the voice even as he’s gotten older. His later songs are really good….


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