Paul Anka's most popular song in 1962 was "Love Me Warm and Tender," which was number 12 on the charts. "A Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine" and "Eso Beso (That Kiss)" were also high on the Billboard 100 chart.Continue Reading
Anka also composed the theme song for "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" in 1962. It went on to air for the 30-year duration of Carson's tenure on the show.
Anka first retained teen idol status in 1957 when his song "Diana" peaked at number one on the charts. Though his popularity waned in the early 60s when British bands took over the air waves, he went on to have a lucrative career. He wrote many songs for other musicians, and his music was also featured in many films and shows. Paul was a popular performer in Las Vegas for many years.Learn more about Art & Literature