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Single by Rick Astley
from the album Body & Soul
B-side "When I Fall in Love" (studio version)
"Hold Me in Your Arms"
"Whenever You Need Somebody"
"Never Gonna Give You Up" (live version)
"Together Forever"
"She Wants to Dance with Me"
Released 8 November 1993
Format 12-inch single, cassette single, CD single
Recorded 1993
B-sides: 1987–1989
Genre Pop
Length 15:28
Label RCA
Writer(s) Rick Astley, Rob Fisher
Producer(s) Gary Stevenson, Rick Astley
Rick Astley singles chronology
"The Ones You Love"

"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. The single peaked at number 33 in UK charts. It peaked 28 in the US and 3 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.

Track listing[edit]

Studio version
  1. "Hopelessly" – 3:35
  2. "When I Fall in Love" – 3:02
  3. "Hold Me in Your Arms" – 4:24
  4. "Whenever You Need Somebody" – 3:28
Live version
  1. "Hopelessly" (Live, Recorded in Italy, September 1993) – 2:58
  2. "Never Gonna Give You Up" – 3:32
  3. "Together Forever" – 3:24
  4. "She Wants to Dance with Me" – 3:15

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 8
UK Singles Chart 33
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 28
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 4

Year-end chart[edit]

End of year chart (1993) Position
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[1] 37
End of year chart (1994) Position
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[2] 45


  1. ^ "1993 Hot Adult Contemporary Singles". Billboard. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "1994 Hot Adult Contemporary Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 

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