Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Original YTMND:
Never gonna give Rickdo Calrisstly up!
by ghcghcghc
April 21st, 2008
Worthy Spinoffs:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a 1976 song written and sung by Gordon Lightfoot (the Toronto Maple Leafs Celebrity Captain for the 1991-92 season), commemorating the sinking of a tanker of the same name.

The first site to use elements of this was Never gonna give Rickdo Calrisstly up! by ghcghcghc, but this is a surprise site that has nothing to do with what the fad has become only a year (lol) after the site was published. As such Wreck of the USS Fitzgerald by ficklefackle can arguably be considered the first site of this fad. It consists of the Gordon Lightfoot song, accompanied by an image of the ship with a given fad incorporated (in this case, the USS Enterprise from Star Trek).

Captain-L337 first stated treating it as a fad before the mainstream caught on, with such sites as:

maxzorin's Wreck of the Toolman was also fairly popular at that time due to the Toolman fad.

In March 2011, a variation of the fad emerged, with the opening chords of the song playing on a radio or other device. These are usually surprise sites:

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