Talking about discovering something new, the other day I discovered Paul Anka, a Canadian singer I had never heard of before.
My boss lives in 1970s, and he knows everything about music of 70s. He is Queen fan, so am I, especially the two songs, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and “We Will Rock You.” That’s the reason when he suggest someone, I trust it would be good.
So far, I have heard only one song, “Diana”, and I liked it.
Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor.
Anka first became famous as a teen idol in the late 1950s and 1960s with hit songs like "Diana'", "Lonely Boy", and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder". He went on to write such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady", and the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way" (originally French song "Comme d'habitude").
In 1983, he co-wrote with Michael Jackson the song "I Never Heard", which was retitled and released in 2009 under the name "This Is It". An additional song that Jackson co-wrote with Anka from this 1983 session, "Love Never Felt So Good", has since been discovered, and will be released in the near future. The song was also released by Johnny Mathis in 1984.
"Diana" is a song written and made famous by Paul Anka in 1957. It was inspired by a high school friend named Diana Ayoub. The original Paul Anka 1957 recording reached number one on the Billboard "Best Sellers In Stores" chart (although it climbed no higher than number 2 on Billboard's composite "Top 100" chart) and has reportedly sold over 9 million copies. "Diana" also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers list chart.