A YouTube user has uploaded a 4K remastering of Rick Astley’s classic 1987 pop hit “Never Gonna Give You Up,” and the results are staggering.
The video of Rick AstleyThe iconic pop song “Never Gonna Give You Up” has been remastered in 4K. Astley has released eight studio albums and 24 singles during his career. He has had two number one singles in the United States, “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever” from 1988. His highest album on the US charts is Whenever you need someone, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200.
“Never Gonna Give You Up” was the first single from Astley’s debut album, released in 1987. The single was a worldwide hit, reaching number 1 in 25 countries, including the United States and Astley’s native United Kingdom. In the early years, the song received renewed interest due to the Internet phenomenon known as “Rickrolling”, which has led to the original version of the video currently having nearly 900 million views on YouTube.
The 4K “Never Gonna Give You Up” was originally uploaded to YouTube by Revideo on January 31, but it has just started to be a trend in recent days. It is not an official Astley remaster. However, the user behind the YouTube channel is apparently a fan of Astley, given that three of the four 4K remasters that have been uploaded are Astley singles. The remake of the 1987 smash hit has been remastered at 60 frames per second. Otherwise, the remaster doesn’t change anything about the original video. See the full video, as well as a comparison to the original, below:
Considering the ongoing pandemic and the general state of affairs so far in 2021, some pop culture nostalgia in the form of a 4K remaster of “Never Gonna Give You Up” is exactly what the world needs to do. feeling better. Between the forced dancing, awkward scenes that don’t seem to have anything to do with the lyrics, the person in shorts doing cartwheels, and the cheesy ’80s, the video is still perfectly chilling but now incredibly sharp. as well. In a way, the 4K “Never Gonna Give You Up” is a video too appropriate for the time.
With classic TV shows and movies like Lord of the Rings Y Hobbit trilogies getting 4K remasters, classic pop videos might as well. Revideo has already made good progress, also uploading a 4K version of Smash Mouth’s 1999 hit “All Star.” Hopefully, the channel will continue to release remasters of incredibly bad pop songs to distract people from the state of the world, if only for a few minutes at a time.
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