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Paul Anka

Country: Canada
Career start: 1955
Still active? Yes
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Main hit singles

Put Your Head on My Shoulder
Puppy Love
Pennies from Heaven
Diana
(You’re) Having My Baby

Paul Anka | EN story

Paul Anka was born in Ottawa, Canada, on July 30, 1941. He recorded his first single “I confess” when he was 14. In 1956 he auditioned for Dona Costa at ABC with a love song he had apparently written to a girl at his church, Diana. It went straight to n°1 on the Canadian and US music charts. This single has sold over nine million copies worldwide.

He toured Britain and Australia with Buddy Holly, for whom he wrote “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”, just before Holly’s tragic death in 1959.

He composed Tom Jones’s biggest hit record “She’s a Lady” and wrote the English lyrics for “My Way”, sung by Frank Sinatra, based on the French song “Comme d’Habitude” by Claude François.

After more than ten years without a top 25 hit record he released “(You’re) Having My Baby” in 1974 which went all the way up to n°1!

Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”, released in 2009, was originally a title co-written with Paul Anka in 1983. Threatened to be sued for credit and a share of royalties, Jackson’s estate granted Anka 50% of the copyright on this song.

Paul Anka | FR story

Paul Anka est nĂ© le 30 juillet 1941 Ă  Ottawa au Canada. Il a enregistrĂ© son premier 45t “I confess” Ă  l’âge de 14 ans. En 1956 il passe une audition Ă  NYC devant Dona Costa d’ABC avec sa chanson apparemment Ă©crite pour une jeune femme qu’il avait croisĂ©e Ă  l’Ă©glise, Diana. Ce titre sera d’emblĂ©e n°1 au Canada et aux Etats Unis et lancera la carrière du crooner. Ce titre a Ă©tĂ© Ă©coulĂ© Ă  plus de 9 millions d’exemplaires Ă  travers le monde.

Paul Anka partit en tournĂ©e avec Buddy Holly en Grande Bretagne et en Australie et Ă©crivit pour lui la chanson “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”, que Buddy Holly enregistra juste avant de dĂ©cĂ©der tragiquement en 1959.

Paul Anka composa le plus grande tube de Tom Jones “She’s A Lady” et Ă©crivit les paroles en anglais de “My Way”, chantĂ©e par Frank Sinatra, adaptĂ©e du “Comme d’Habitude” de Claude François.

Après plus de 10 ans sans un seul titre classĂ© dans le Top 25, Anka publia “(You’re) Having My Baby” en 1974 qui lui offrit un nouveau n°1.

Le titre “This Is It” de Michael Jackson, sorti en 2009, fut au dĂ©part une collaboration avec Paul Anka, remontant Ă  1983. MenacĂ©s d’une procĂ©dure judiciaire, les hĂ©ritiers de Jackson accordèrent Ă  Paul Anka 50% des droits sur cette chanson.