Rick Astley recreates his 1987 music video Never Gonna Give You Up

His popular song from the 80s made history last year after reaching one billion views on YouTube.

And Rick Astley, 56, has now given new life to the iconic video for his track Never Gonna Give You Up after recreating it, 35 years after its initial release.

The video, which he shot for the California State Automobile Association (CSAA) insurance group, shows the 80s pop star dancing against a backdrop similar to the original.

He's back!  Rick Astley, 56, has given new life to the iconic video for his track 'Never Gonna Give You Up' after recreating it, 35 years after its initial release.

He’s back! Rick Astley, 56, has given new life to the iconic video for his track ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, recreating the clip for an advert 35 years after its initial release.

The original music video featured female dancers, but for the ad they were changed to AAA insurance agents.

The singer also took a look at the outfits from the original video and donned similar ensembles for the latest version.

The pop star wore a stripped sweater under a black jacket and cream chinos that resembled her 80s look.

In another clip, she looked casual in double denim as she danced to the classic old school beat.

Popular!  The original music video for the 1987 hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up' officially hit the billion-view milestone on YouTube last year.

Popular! The original music video for the 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ officially hit the billion-view milestone on YouTube last year.

Blast from the past: In a statement, TooFab reported, Astley said he pays homage to the original

Blast from the past: In a statement, TooFab reported, Astley said paying homage to the original “has been an incredible trip down memory lane.”

Fun!  At the end of the funny ad, Astley walks up to his clone and asks

Fun! At the end of the hilarious ad, Astley turns to his clone and asks “Is that still a thing?”, referencing his 35-year-old song.

So funny: The original music video featured female dancers, but for the ad they were changed to AAA insurance agents.

So funny: The original music video featured female dancers, but for the ad they were changed to AAA insurance agents.

Bringing the interpretation of 2022 into the 21st century, the video features a Zoom call and a smartphone.

At the end of the hilarious ad, Astley turns to his clone and asks “Is that still a thing?”, referencing his 35-year-old song.

In a statement, TooFab reported, Astley said paying homage to the original “has been an incredible trip down memory lane.”

“The song has been really good to me and I’m delighted to be working with another iconic brand that has certainly stood the test of time,” he added.

The original music video for the 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ officially hit the billion-view milestone on YouTube last year.

The song was first uploaded to the video platform nearly 12 years ago and gained notoriety as one of YouTube’s first Rickrolling jokes.

Technology: Bringing the interpretation of 2022 into the 21st century, the video features a Zoom call and a smartphone

Technology: Bringing the interpretation of 2022 into the 21st century, the video features a Zoom call and a smartphone

Unbelievable!  Astley shared his excitement for the major milestone in a video shared on Twitter

Unbelievable! Astley shared his excitement for the major milestone in a video shared on Twitter

Funny: YouTube celebrated the achievement with a clip from the video and

Funny: YouTube celebrated the achievement with a clip of the video and “You’ve never given up…” written at the bottom

Astley shared his excitement for the major milestone in a video shared on Twitter.

‘1 BILLION views of Never Gonna Give You Up on @YouTube! Amazing, crazy, wonderful!’ he captioned a video tweet.

Relaxing by the lake, Astley said: “I’ve been told that ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ has been streamed a billion times on YouTube. That’s mind-blowing. The world is a wonderful place and beautiful and I am very lucky”.

YouTube celebrated the achievement with a clip of the video and “You’ve never given up…” written at the bottom.

Part of Astley’s celebration included the release of 2,500 limited edition numbered and signed blue vinyl singles.

The video giant announced that Astley’s clip reached more than 2.3 million daily views on April Fool’s Day alone.

Rickrolling remains a popular prank where users hack and change a disguised link that actually leads to the music video.

Although the craze started with Astley’s video in 2006, it gained momentum and became a full-blown hit after Astley made a surprise appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and lip sync the song in 2008.

Never Gonna Give You Up is only the fourth ’80s music video to join YouTube’s Billion Views Club, behind Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child o’ Mine, A-ha’s Take on Me and Billie Jean’s Michael Jackson.

Legendary: While the craze started with Astley's video in 2006, it took off and became a full-blown hit in 2008 (pictured in 2022)

Legendary: While the craze started with Astley’s video in 2006, it took off and became a full-blown hit in 2008 (pictured in 2022)

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