Diana

Album: Paul Anka (1957)
Charted: 1 1
  • I'm so young and you're so old
    This, my darling, I've been told
    I don't care just what they say
    'Cause forever I will pray
    You and I will be as free
    As the birds up in the trees
    Oh, please stay by me, Diana

    Thrills I get when you hold me close
    Oh, my darling, you're the most
    I love you but do you love me
    Oh, Diana, can't you see
    I love you with all my heart
    And I hope we will never part
    Oh, please stay with me, Diana

    Oh, my darlin', oh, my lover
    Tell me that there is no other
    I love you with my heart
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
    Only you can take my heart
    Only you can tear it apart
    When you hold me in your loving arms
    I can feel you giving all your charms
    Hold me, darling, ho-ho hold me tight
    Squeeze me baby with all your might
    Oh, please stay by me, Diana
    Oh, please, Diana
    Oh, please, Diana Writer/s: Paul Anka
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Comments: 7

  • Millie BodwellHeard Paul Anka sing "Diana" at the Kokusai theater in Japan ...not sure of exact year...probably between '57 and '59..I was about 15-17... dad stationed in Japan with USAF....they turned on a mirror ball toward the end of the song...had never seen that before...so cool!!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 7, 1957, Paul Anka made his U.S.A. television debut when he performed "Diana" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #13 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, a little under three weeks later it would peak at #1{for 1 week} on Billboard's Best Selling in Stores chart, and it spent over a half-year on the Top 100 {29 weeks}...
    And on August 18th it peaked at #2 {for 5 weeks} on the Top 100 chart, for the five weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those five weeks was "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds...
    One month & one day later on September 8th he would performed "Diana" on the CBS-TV variety program 'The Ed Sullivan Show"...
    Six years later in 1963 he would release "Remember Diana", it reached #39 on May 19th, 1963...
    Between 1957 and 1983 he had fifty-two Top 100 records; ten made Top 10 with three* reaching #1, besides "Diana", there was "Lonely Boy" for 4 weeks in 1959, and "(Your) Having My Baby" for 3 weeks in 1974...
    Paul Albert Anka celebrated his 76th birthday eight days ago on July 30th, 2017...
    *He just missed having two more #1 records when both "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" {1959} and "Puppy Love" {1960} peaked at #2.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 30th 1958, Paul Anka appeared in concert at Sydney Stadium in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...
    It was the beginning of a six date tour of Australia, and also on the tour were Jerry Lee Lewis, Jodie Sands, the Crickets, and Australian rocker Johnny O'Keefe...
    At the time Paul's "Diane" was in its fifth of eight weeks at #1 on the Australian Kent Music Report chart...
    The Crickets' "That'll Be the Day" was at #12 and Jerry Lee's "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" was at #13.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 8th 1957, Paul Anka performed "Diana" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    At the time the song was at #3 on Billboard's Best Sellers chart, and two weeks earlier it was at #1...
    On the same 'Sullivan' show Jimmie Rodgers performed "Honeycomb", and on September 22nd, 1957 it reached #1 on the Best Sellers chart {four days before "Honeycomb" reached #1, Mr. Rodgers celebrated his 24th birthday}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyIn 1958 the trio of Paul Anka, George Hamilton IV, & Johnny Nash released a record titled "The Teen Commandments"; it peaked at #28 and stayed in the Top 100 for eight weeks!!! {Hamilton's biggest song was 'A Rose and A Baby Ruth', which peaked at #6 in 1956; and Nash's biggest was 'I Can See Clearly Now', which stayed at #1 for four weeks in 1972}
  • John from Nashville, TnPaul Anka has something in common with 1980s star Debbie Gibson: they're two teen idols who wrote their own hits during their heyday.
  • Scott from Ottawa, CanadaIn 1999, Paul Anka was invited to a re- union at his old high school, Fisher Park High School in Ottawa , Canada. The story broke and Diana (who still lives in Ottawa) was reported to have said...'I can't wait to see Paul again'..When Anka read that she was intending on meeting him, he did not show for the re- union and was heard to exclaim..'if she's going to be there, I'm not !'The story goes that she has been trying to get money out of him for the past 48 years.
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