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Paul Anka

 

  • Daughter, Amanda, is married to Arrested Development actor, Jason Bateman.
  • He and his band tour at least 35 weeks out of the year (including his performances in Las Vegas).
  • His song My way was covered by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Sid Vicious, Nina Simone, Gypsy Kings, Julio Iglesias and Robbie Williams.
  • Paul Anka is named 21st successful artist in Billboard's history.
  • He recorded over 900 songs and released over 125 albums.
  • When he was a child he wanted to become a journalist, not a singer or songwriter.
  • His theme song for the The tonight Show was played over 1,400,000 times. That's the most played TV theme ever.
  • He recorded not only in English, he recorded also in Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Italian.
  • His song Put Your Head on My Shoulder was featured in the game Hitman: Contracts.
  • He has five daughters named Amelia, Anthea, Alicia, Amanda, Alexandra.
  • He plays piano, guitar and drums.
  • In 2002, he became an Honorary Ambassador of Tourism in Canada.
  • Since 2002, the 27th of April is deemed as Paul Anka Day in Ottawa, Canada.
  • In 1991 he received the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government.
  • In 1993, he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame
  • In 1984 he received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • He wrote the theme song for the big movie successThe Longest Day in 1962.
    For that he was even nominated for an Academy Award.
  • In 2005 he received the Order of Canada handed over by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on June 10.
  • He got his own show in Las Vegas.
 

50s, 60s Hits

Goodnight My Love
Lonely Boy
Love Me Warm And Tender
Puppy Love
Put Your Head On My Shoulder

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