Thanks to the Rickroll, 'Never Gonna Give You Up' hits 1 billion YouTube plays

YouTube has seen over 1 billion views of the official video for Rick Astley's 1987 hit, Never Gonna Give Up. Thanks to Rickroll, the song has been a part of internet culture for many years. The impressive milestone was reached a few days ago. Astley shared his gratitude in the comments, saying incredible, crazy, wonderful! In an Instagram video, he said, "The world is beautiful and wonderful, and I am very fortunate."The 1 billion club is not as well-known as it used to be. Some songs have had 7 billion views in recent times. The Rickroll prank's persistence is evident in this achievement. According to Billboard, the video received 2.3 million views per day on April Fools Day. Fortnite emotes have been created by fans over the last few years.In 2008, Rickrolling the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade was a common activity. This meme was also used well when the San Diego Padres trotted the Boston Red Sox as fans thought they were going to sing Sweet Caroline.I'm curious about the average time it takes to watch Never Gonna Give Up.Astley released a limited edition of blue vinyl pressings (7-inches) celebrating his joining the billion-plays club.