A internet phenomenon called rickrolling has pushed a somewhat forgotten star from the 80’s to being the most viewed youtube music video with his hit “Never gonna give you up”.
How Rick Astley of all people, claimed the most viewed youtube music video, is beyond comprehension to most people, with his song Never gonna give you up, released in 1987, amassing over 38 million views between two separate versions posted.
The technique used to preform this prank called rickrolling is quite simple. A person posts a link on a forum or website, with a link address or name, but when it is clicked, it actually goes to the youtube video called Rickrolled and the person knows they got rickrolled. Obviously it caught on, as this video has over 113,000 comments (most saying “Bugger! I just got rickrolled”).