Paul Anka

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Pop singer Paul Anka was a clean-cut teen idol in the 1950s thanks to a flurry of Top 10 hits. He was also a versatile musician who wrote songs that were hits for other artists as part of a career stretching more than 65 years.

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Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Oh Carol

Puppy Love

Diana

(You're) Having My Baby

Lonely Boy

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Anka recorded his first song, “I Confess,” in 1956 at the age of 14. But he didn’t find chart success until 1957 with the No. 1 hit “Diana,” which he also wrote.

His biggest period of chart success came in 1959–60, when five of his singles reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 hit “Lonely Boy” in 1959 and the No. 2 hits “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” (1959) and “Puppy Love” (1960).

Anka wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show, based on his own 1962 song “Toot Sweet.” He also wrote the English-language lyrics for “My Way,” originally a French song, which Frank Sinatra turned into a signature hit.

After a long stretch without a hit in the ’60s, Anka returned to the charts in 1974 with “(You’re) Having My Baby,” a duet with Odia Coates that hit No. 1. Anka and Coates teamed up on two subsequent Top 10 songs, “One Man Woman/One Woman Man” (No. 7 in 1974) and “I Don't Like to Sleep Alone” (No. 8 in 1975).

His 1983 song “Hold Me ’Til the Morning Comes” was Anka’s last single to reach the Top 40. Peter Cetera, then the singer for Chicago, sang backing vocals.

Anka resurfaced in pop culture with his 1998 collaborative album A Body of Work, featuring artists including Céline Dion, Patti LaBelle, and Tom Jones.

In 2005 Anka released Rock Swings, a collection of jazz covers of rock songs originally recorded by artists like Bon Jovi, Nirvana, R.E.M., and Van Halen.

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