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This was written for Annette Funicello, with whom Anka was having an affair during a package tour. Anka's manager insisted that the affair be low-key and kept out of the press, if possible.
After the tour, Funicello cut an LP, Annette Sings Anka -- then married Anka's manager. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2)
Funicello is an actress who, like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, was a very popular member of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. In 1992, she announced that she had Multiple Sclerosis and she passed away from the disease on April 8, 2013 at the age of 70.
Donny Osmond had a hit with this in 1972, topping the UK charts and peaking at #3 in the US. What sold the record was the teen idol's supercharged emotion on "Someone help me, help me, help me please." Donny recalled, "(Producer) Mike Curb told me to give it my all on 'Puppy Love,' so I suppose it worked."
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