Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Paul Anka's 21 Golden Hits (1963)

Here's an album I've had for awhile... I first heard Paul Anka back in the 1970s when he sang "Having My Baby" (geez, remember that one?). I liked that song and his subsequent 1970s hits so much, that I bought this album (can't remember where) of his old hits from the 1950s-60s. Some of his older hits were familiar to me only because Donny Osmond had recorded them (Puppy Love, Lonely Boy). I must admit that I prefer Donny's versions of both these songs, probably because I heard his versions first. Listening to this album took me back quite a number of years - I can remember listening to it on my little portable record player in my room back home. And I can remember singing along to the songs and really emoting during the part that goes "someone help me, help me... help me please!" in "Puppy Love". What can I say - I was a weird kid (still am). Well, I hope that listening to this record brings back fun memories for you, too! (Having problem's uploading a picture of the album, so I'll post that later.)

Track listing for Paul Anka's 21 Golden Hits (link deleted - go buy CD on Amazon):

Side 1:
1. Diana
2. Put Your Head On My Shoulder
3. Lonely Boy
4. Time To Cry
5. Puppy Love
6. I Love You In The Same Old Way
7. You Are My Destiny
8. Crazy Love
9. Don't Ever Leave Me
10. Summer's Gone

Side 2:
1. Adam And Eve
2. Don't Gamble With Love
3. I'm Still Waiting Here For You
4. I Love You, Baby
5. It Doesn't Matter Any More
6. Tonight My Love, Tonight
7. My Home Town
8. Cinderella
9. Love Land
10. Dance On Little Girl
11. The Longest Day

BTW, if anyone out there has the album that Paul Anka did with Annette Funicello, please share it!

Here's a nostalgic video of Paul singing a medley of his hits (what a cutie!):


Sila Lumenn said...

Boy, does this bring back memories! I still get a fluttery feeling when I hear "You Are My Destiny" or "Put Your Head On My Shoulder." And, as much as I love Paul, I have to agree that Donny Osmond's versions of "Lonely Boy," and "Puppy Love" are the best. :-)

gilligan said...

Great stuff here! Nothing to add to your post other than I appreciate you sharing with us. I'll be adding this to my blogroll - Cheers!

Buddies Lounge said...

Paul re-recorded his ABC-Paramount hits when he moved to RCA in the early 1960’s, and this is the LP. I think many of these songs are better than the originals. As for the “Annette Sings Anka”, you can buy it on iTunes---it’s been restored by Disney and sounds better than ever!

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