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Poor Rick Astley


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#21 of 24 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted November 29 2008 - 03:31 PM

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I suppose he's still making some royalties off the song, so it can't be all that bad
Nope, the song was written by the producers, Stock Aitken Waterman, so all the royalties go back to them. If it translates to album sales, he would get something as he did write, or co-write some of the songs on his albums, but generally not the big hits.

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but can you imagine how boring it must be to keep singing the same song for 20+ years?

Sounds like he's still singing, but I bet at every appearance people want to hear those pop hits he had early on.

I remember Streisand saying she didn't like to sing some of her early hits at concerts, but that's the stuff people want.

Sounds like he's got a pretty good attitude about things and is having fun with it.
That's generally the phases most music artists with any longevity go through. They resent the fact that fans want always want to hear the old hits and don't pay as much attention to their new music. Eventually, most of them give in and play the hits.

Martha Wash has been forced to sing "It's Raining Men" for nearly 30 years now, despite having a fair number of other hits as part of C&C Music Factory, Black Box, and as a solo artist.

Dead or Alive has been releasing new music for about 20 years, but all anyone wants to hear is 1985's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"...another Stock Aitken Waterman production, by the way, but Dead or Alive was smart enough to write all their own songs.

People still want Madonna to sing "Lucky Star" and "Like a Virgin" from the early 80's; expect Donna Summer to sing "Bad Girls" and "Last Dance" from the 70's; "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" from Cyndi Lauper; "Never Gonna..." from Rick Astley; etc., etc., despite the fact many of these acts are still releasing new music.
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#22 of 24 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted November 30 2008 - 02:32 PM

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Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#23 of 24 OFFLINE   Yee-Ming

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Posted November 30 2008 - 09:19 PM

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Martha Wash has been forced to sing "It's Raining Men" for nearly 30 years now, despite having a fair number of other hits as part of C&C Music Factory, Black Box, and as a solo artist.

Dead or Alive has been releasing new music for about 20 years, but all anyone wants to hear is 1985's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"...another Stock Aitken Waterman production, by the way, but Dead or Alive was smart enough to write all their own songs.

People still want Madonna to sing "Lucky Star" and "Like a Virgin" from the early 80's; expect Donna Summer to sing "Bad Girls" and "Last Dance" from the 70's; "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" from Cyndi Lauper; "Never Gonna..." from Rick Astley; etc., etc., despite the fact many of these acts are still releasing new music.

That's why they're called signature songs.

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Posted December 01 2008 - 02:56 AM

That appearance at the Thanksgiving parade is fantastic!
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