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Together Forever (Rick Astley song)

"Together Forever" is a song recorded by Rick Astley, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 18 June 1988.

"Together Forever"
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Single by Rick Astley
from the album Whenever You Need Somebody
B-side"I'll Never Set You Free"
Released12 January 1988
FormatCD single
Recorded1987
GenreDance-pop
Length3:24
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Producer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Rick Astley singles chronology
"My Arms Keep Missing You"
(1987)
"Together Forever"
(1988)
"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man"
(1988)
Music video
"Together Forever" on YouTube

It was Astley's second and final U.S. chart-topper. It reached number 2 in Britain, being denied the top spot by Neighbours star and fellow Stock Aitken Waterman artist Kylie Minogue with her debut single "I Should Be So Lucky". It uses a similar chord structure and melody to "Never Gonna Give You Up" (as with most songs produced by Stock Aitken Waterman at the time). The song is also featured as a demo track on the Casio CA-100 Keyboard.

Contents

Formats and track listingsEdit

7" single
  1. "Together Forever" (Lover's Leap Remix) – 3:20
  2. "I'll Never Set You Free" – 3:30
12" maxi
  1. "Together Forever" (Lover's Leap Extended Remix) – 7:00
  2. "I'll Never Set You Free" – 3:30
12" maxi – "Together Forever / Megamix"
  1. "Together Forever" (Super Dub Mix)
  2. "Don't Say Goodbye"
  3. "Never Gonna Give You Up"
  4. "Whenever You Need Somebody"
  5. "Together Forever"

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Cover versionsEdit

The song has been covered by artists such as José Galisteo,[16] and Jolina Magdangal.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "australian-charts.com > Rick Astley 'Together Forever'". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Together Forever", various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 14 February 2008)
  3. ^ Canadian RPM Top 100 Library and Archives Canada - RPM
    NOTE:searches for Rick Astley do not yield complete chart listings, one must search by date
  4. ^ Hit Dossier (ISBN 978-90-230-1254-2)
  5. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved 28 April 2008)
  6. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 10 (22. janúar 1988)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 14 February 2008)
  8. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  9. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 28 April 2009)
  10. ^ "Rick Astley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Rick Astley Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "Rick Astley Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "1988 Belgian Flanders Singles Chart" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  14. ^ The Complete Book Of British Charts by Warwick/Kutner/Brown
  15. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1988". Archived from the original on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Remember by José Galisteo" – via itunes.apple.com.
  17. ^ "Lovestruck (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists" – via itunes.apple.com.

External linksEdit