The Makers of Rock Band Just Rickroll'd Us All

We're no strangers…
to love…
You know the rules,
and so do I!

Aah, Rick Astley. His tune "Never Gonna Give You Up" is one of the most enduringly hilarious pieces of music composed in the latter half of the 20th century. Usually, when you hear it, it means you've been Rickroll'd. But starting next week, thanks to Harmonix and the requests of their users, you'll be able to play along in Rock Band.

Today, Harmonix announced that Astley's 1987 pop hit will be coming to the game via next week's Valentine's Day DLC pack. It has been the most-requested song among their users (not according to a poll, as I initially thought). Most requested!

This means that it will be easier than ever to Rickroll your friends. "Hey Jill, come here! We're playing Rock Band. Check out this song we're doing, you'll like it."

Never gonna give you hup!
Never gonna let you dahhwn
Never gonna run a-rowhoud
and desert yew!

On Twitter today, Harmonix's John Drake pointed out that since this was the result of fan desires, Harmonix didn't really Rickroll us:


The Makers of Rock Band Just Rickroll'd Us AllS

If you say so, Mr. Drake. But regardless of how it got there, I've now got that beautiful, horrible song stuck in my head. And so, now, do you. Sorry. But then, music is meant to be shared, isn't it?

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