Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980sSelections include 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' 'Lady In Red' and 'The Final Countdown'
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10. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'
It might be funny to post a video here that isn't "Never Gonna Give You Up" and pull a rare reverse Rickroll, but I think everybody got sick of that meme about three years ago. That may explain the backlash against this song. We all had to hear it a zillion times in 1987, and then in 2008 it was inescapable. The world can only handle so much Rick Astley, even if we're enjoying it ironically. Personally, I always preferred the lesser used Bel-Air. That's where you cut a story off halfway through and went into the theme song to the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." You could also pull a reverse Bel-Air. That's where you start with the show's theme song, and then quickly shift to something extremely serious. Try it some day.