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“Together Forever” is a song by British singer Rick Astley, released on January 12, 1988 with “I’ll Never Set You Free” on the B-side. It was his fourth single and is featured on his debut album “Whenever You Need Somebody,” which was released in 1987. The track is one of Astley’s most successful hits and is closely associated with his rise to fame in the late 1980s.

The song was written and produced by the legendary production team Stock Aitken Waterman (Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman). This trio was responsible for a string of hits in the 1980s and was known for their catchy, danceable pop songs. “Together Forever” follows in the footsteps of Astley’s previous hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” with its infectious melody and upbeat production.

“Together Forever” is a love song that expresses a commitment to everlasting love and devotion. The lyrics convey a message of fidelity and the desire to be with a loved one for all time. The chorus is particularly memorable with its declaration of unwavering loyalty: “Together forever and never to part / Together forever we two / And don’t you know I would move heaven and earth / To be together forever with you.” Musically, “Together Forever” is characterized by its upbeat tempo, danceable rhythm, and polished production. The song features a strong, synth-driven sound typical of the late 1980s pop music. Rick Astley’s rich, deep voice is a highlight, adding warmth and sincerity to the energetic track. The production includes prominent use of drum machines and synthesizers, creating a sound that is both modern and quintessentially ’80s.

“Together Forever” was a commercial success, topping the charts in several countries. In the United States, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1988, making it Astley’s second chart-topping single in the U.S. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number one in other countries, including Canada, Australia, and several European nations.

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