Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up – Official Music Video. The first single from Astley’s successful debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. It became the best-selling single of 1987 in the UK. It won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards. It reached number 1 spot also in the United States, Germany and many other countries.