Mar 062024
deco teenage dirtbag

Deco is a group from London with a passion for creating ’80s synth-pop fusion. And recently their music has caught fire for a mashup, which was released on February 26th. The cover is a version of Wheatus’ pop-punk song “Teenage Dirtbag”—except done in the style of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”. 

Have we all been Rick-Rolled? Yes. Is it a great cover? Absolutely.

The beginning of this “Teenage Dirtbag” cover has the exact same texture and melody as “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Now it sounds like Noelle is a prom queen from the ’80s. The band has only shared a clip of their mashup/cover on social media. While this isn’t an official/full release yet, the band’s fans are begging for one with comments like “Um is this getting released?” and “I’m not even gonna lie, this song would probably be on my Spotify Wrapped.”

This isn’t the band’s first rodeo when it comes to going viral. They’ve previously released other unconventional covers, like a Bowie-style “Murder on the Dancefloor” and an 80’s version of Coldplay’s “Yellow.”

You can watch the Rick-Astley style video clip (avec 1980’s style dance moves!) and cover down below.

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