Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ø PAUL ANKA, Diana|Lonely Boy|You're Having My Baby|I Don't Like To Sleep Alone|Times Of Your Life|

Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor of Lebanese origin, became a naturalized US citizen in 1990.

Paul Anka has recorded 125 albums to date including over 10 albums in Japanese, German, Spanish, French, and Italian, composing songs culturally tailored to each country. He has sold close to 15 million albums worldwide. Among his Billboard chart stats in the U.S. are three #1 songs, "Diana," "Lonely Boy," and "You're Having My Baby," as well as 22 Top 20 hits.

Paul Anka was elected to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1980. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Blvd. Anka has also received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005. In 1991, the Government of France honored him with the title 'Chevalier of the Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres'. He was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 2005. [wikipedia]

Many would agree with me thinking this 'sleeping alone' song was by Lobo not realizing Anka was the original singer or could have long forgotten or even unheard of Paul Anka. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993.


claire said...

Last time during my "party" days, Paul Anka's songs were part of the night's string of songs played on the "gram" ... I dont Like to sleep alone is one of the most popular ones.. :)

CheaHS@n said...

Claire ~ I totally forgotten Paul Anka sang this song all the while thought it's Lobo hehe