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Rick Astley

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The Resume

    (February 6, 1966- )
    Recorded 'Never Gonna Give You Up,' 'Together Forever,' 'It Would Take A Strong, Strong Man,' 'She Wants To Dance With Me,' 'Cry For Help,' 'When I Fall In Love,' 'Take Me To Your Heart,' 'Whenever You Need Somebody' and 'Hold Me In Your Arms'

Why he might be annoying:

    He looks like Howdy Doody.
    When he first hit the airwaves, his soulful voice led many to assume he was a black singer.
    'Never Gonna Give You Up' is #28 on VH1's '50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever' (2004).
    His record company made him use the same band that backed Bananarama.
    He fired his producers and quit his record company after just two albums because he felt he was being used as a 'puppet' (which is apropos for 'Howdy Doody').
    After the 80's ended, his career pretty much did as well.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He can play drums, piano/keyboards, guitar and saxophone.
    He rejected a record deal when he was lead singer for the band FBI, because the offer was not extended to the rest of the band. A year later the band realized they were holding him back and gave their blessing for him to go solo.
    'Never Gonna Give You Up' reached #1 in the UK, the US, Japan, Australia and 13 other countries.
    It stayed #1 in the UK for five weeks and was the #1 record of the year (1987).
    His songs were in the UK charts for the first six months of his career.
    He is in the Guinness Book of Records as the first male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK.
    He retired to spend more time with his daughter.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 97 Votes: 47.42% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 11.11% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 145 Votes: 46.90% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 25 Votes: 36.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 72 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 150 Votes: 69.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 88 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 49 Votes: 46.94% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 36 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 92 Votes: 38.04% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 162 Votes: 35.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 118 Votes: 52.54% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 114 Votes: 61.40% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 443 Votes: 44.24% Annoying