You have to listen to this episode of the excellent Song Exploder podcast.
It’s about the making of a song that was a mega hit back in 1987, and took on a new life 20 years later, as an internet prank that never gets old (not for me anyway).
Yes, it’s Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.
I loved this episode when it came out this past summer, but what called it back to me was a remake ad making the rounds of Instagram right now. He still looks 11 years old!
No spoilers, just listen. It’s 27 minutes of pure wholesomeness and charm.
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