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not sure if you like this
expecting to end with a kiss?

video? You saw it.
even shared it a bit?

ranting on the web somewhere
going to give you a little scare

once it was a love song
now? Just a click gone wrong

not adding this verse as a prank
actually I did, I'll be frank.

give you a hint? I'm very picky
I tell you it's not sung by Martin, Ricky

very confused about it right now?
explanation is in here, somehow.

young people know it.
old ones at one point enjoyed it.

unable to find something wrong
unless you try sing along.
please find the name of the song.

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    $\begingroup$ This question sounds like an attempt of rickrolling the answerers :) $\endgroup$ – oleslaw Jan 18 '17 at 9:20
  • $\begingroup$ @oleslaw thought the same $\endgroup$ – lois6b Jan 18 '17 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ Are the no caps a hint? $\endgroup$ – user58 Jan 18 '17 at 9:25
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    $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir this is certainly not a duplicate. Even if the answer is the same it's a totally different approach. You won't go around marking as duplicate all riddles that have the answer "The Sun" for example. And I owed you an explanation about the missing caps. It made everything lowercase in order not to make them stand out and make the riddle easier, not that it was very hard to begin with. $\endgroup$ – Marius Jan 18 '17 at 9:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir. Yep. Sorry. I didn't catch it. :). But next time if you want to do it properly mark it as duplicate of Be careful on what you click $\endgroup$ – Marius Jan 18 '17 at 9:48
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The song in question is

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Because:

not sure if you like this
expecting to end with a kiss?

Sounds like a love song, so it should "end with a kiss"

video? You saw it.
even shared it a bit?

Everyone saw it :) Many also "shared" it by trying to rickroll others.

ranting on the web somewhere
going to give you a little scare

Hides in the darkest places in teh web just waiting to attack you by an unsuspiciously looking link provided by your friend.

once it was a love song
now? Just a click gone wrong

It is a love song, but now it is used rather for rickrolling (one wrong click) than actual listening.

not adding this verse as a prank
actually I did, I'll be frank.

By giving a reference to this song, this can actually be seen as a(nother) prank.

give you a hint? I'm very picky
I tell you it's not sung by Martin, Ricky

This is a song of Rick Astley, not Ricky Martin

very confused about it right now?
explanation is in here, somehow.

The first letters of the sentences start with: nevergonnagIveyouup

young people know it.
old ones at one point enjoyed it.

Young people know it from rickrolling, older people enjoyed listening to it when the song was young.

unable to find something wrong
unless you try sing along.
please find the name of the song.

probably reference to some of the lyrics - as OP says - it is not a hint itself.

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  • $\begingroup$ The last verse can be sung as if part of the song if you break up the syllables correctly, I think that was the intention. $\endgroup$ – Patrick Roberts Jan 18 '17 at 15:47
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Is it...

Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up?

Because:

The first letters of the sentences read us: never gonna gIve you up

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  • $\begingroup$ You are right, but there are other hints in there. Can you please explain some of them for a better answer? $\endgroup$ – Marius Jan 18 '17 at 9:34
  • $\begingroup$ @oleslaw did that for me now ;) $\endgroup$ – Mike Limburg Jan 18 '17 at 9:37
  • $\begingroup$ @MikeLimburg you should ask oleslaw if you can use his answers, in order to have a complete answer $\endgroup$ – lois6b Jan 18 '17 at 9:38
  • $\begingroup$ I did not get all of them though :) Feel free to use my answer to upgrade yours. $\endgroup$ – oleslaw Jan 18 '17 at 9:38
  • $\begingroup$ @oleslaw Just updated your answer instead. Good explanations! $\endgroup$ – Mike Limburg Jan 18 '17 at 9:41

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