Today in Meaningless Milestones: Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up just notched its billionth view on YouTube.
Personally, I’d call that definitive proof that a billion people can definitely be wrong. Perhaps you see it differently. My good friend and great Sonic Reducers cohost Eric Alper certainly does. Join us as we mark Astley’s dubious achievement, debate how many of those viewings are due to Rickrolls, and remind would-be pop superstars why you should never give up on trying to get a piece of the publishing. Sonic Reducers: One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.