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About Hopelessly

"Hopelessly" is a pop song performed by English singer Rick Astley and written by Rob Fisher and himself. It was produced by Gary Stevenson and Astley. The song was recorded for Astley's fourth album, Body & Soul. It was released as the album's second and final single. The single peaked at number 33 in the UK charts. It peaked at number 28 in the US and at number three in Canada. It is still a recurrent play on most North America hot AC stations. Astley retired shortly afterwards the release, making "Hopelessly" the last single he would release until 2001.  


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I walk the wire every night
I can't decide between wrong and right
I've lost control over the things I do
'Cause I'm hopelessly falling in love with you

Now the one who never took a chance
Becomes a victim of circumstance
I've lost my way now I'm so confused
'Cause I'm hopelessly falling in love with you

All my dreams are far behind me
They don't matter any more
I don't care about the things I could lose
'Cause I'm hopelessly falling in love with you

Now the one who always played it safe
Becomes another who's lost his way
I can't believe it though I know it's true
'Cause I'm hopelessly falling in love with you

All my dreams begin to blind me
And I was so confused
And I don't care about the things I could lose
'Cause I'm hopelessly falling in love with you

I'm not gonna fight it I'm gonna choose
To hopelessly fall oh yeah
You know I'll hopelessly fall in love with you

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Rick Astley

Richard Paul "Rick" Astley ( /ˈrɪk ˈæstli/; born 6 February 1966) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and radio personality. He is known for his 1987 song, "Never Gonna Give You Up", which was a #1 hit single in 25 countries. Astley holds the record for being the only male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK and by retirement in 1993 had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JLWvkkU0Z4 more »

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10 facts about this song

Song Release
"Hopelessly" by Rick Astley was released in 1993 as a part of his fourth album "Body & Soul."
Song Writer and Producer
Gary Stevenson and Rick Astley himself co-wrote and produced this song.
Music Video
A music video was made for "Hopelessly" featuring Rick Astley singing whilst filmed in black & white.
Chart Performance
"Hopelessly" was a considerable hit in the US. It peaked at #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached #4 on the Adult Contemporary.
Song Duration
The full length of the song is 3 minutes and 35 seconds.
The song falls under the genre of Dance-pop, blue-eyed soul.
Record Label
The song was released under the label of RCA play.
Album Success
The album "Body & Soul" itself was not a huge commercial success. It did not chart in the UK but did reach #185 in the United States.
Later Work
Post his album "Body & Soul", Astley retired from the music industry at the age of 27, making “Hopelessly” one of his last popular contributions to the pop music landscape.
Relevance Today
Despite its age, "Hopelessly" remains a popular song amongst Rick Astley's fans and continues to be streamed and downloaded from various music platforms around the world.

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