What Are Some Popular Songs That Were Written by Paul Anka?


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Popular songs written by Paul Anka include "Having My Baby," "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" and "Lonely Boy." In addition, he wrote the theme song for "The Tonight Show" and Tom Jones' biggest hit, "She's a Lady."

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Anka's first single was "Diana," about a girl on whom he once had a crush. Only 16 at the time of its release, Anka saw his first song become the world's number one song, eventually selling 20 million copies.

The theme song of "The Tonight Show" paid Anka between $800,000 and $900,000 in royalties during Johnny Carson's pinnacle of popularity. Paul Anka also wrote the English version of "My Way" for Frank Sinatra.

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