Puppy Love

Album: Paul Anka Sings His Big 15 (1960)
Charted: 33 2
  • And they called it puppy love
    Oh I guess they'll never know
    How a young heart how it really feels
    And why I love her so

    And they called it puppy love
    Just because we're seventeen
    Tell them all
    Oh please tell them it isn't fair
    To take away my only dream

    I cry each night
    It's tears for you
    My tears are all in vain
    I hope I hope and I pray
    That maybe someday
    You'll be back (you'll be back) in my arms (in my arms)
    Once again

    Someone help me
    Help me please
    Is the answer, is it up above?
    How can I
    Oh how can I ever tell them?
    This is not a puppy love
    (This is not a puppy love)

    Someone help me
    Help me please
    Is the answer up above?
    How can I
    Oh how can I tell them?
    This is not a puppy love
    (This is not a puppy love) Writer/s: PAUL ANKA
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyExactly sixty years ago today on April 4th, 1960, Paul Anka's "Puppy Love" peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100* chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "The Theme from 'A Summer Place'" by Percy Faith and his Orchestra...
    "Puppy Love" reached #33 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    Between 1957 and 1983 the Ottawa, Canada native had fifty-two records on the Top 100 chart, ten made Top 10 with three reaching #1, "Diana" for 1 week in 1957, "Lonely Boy" for 4 weeks in 1959, and "(Your) Having My Baby" for 3 weeks in 1974...
    He just missed having two more #1 records when both his "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" {1959} and the above "Puppy Love" peaked at #2...
    Four of his fifty-two charted records were duets with Odia Coates...
    He also charted as a member of a trio, with Johnny Nash & George Hamilton IV, "The Teen Commandments", it peaked at #29 in 1959...
    Paul Albert Anka will celebrate his 79th birthday in three months on July 30th, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on April 4th, 1960:
    At #3. "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell
    #4. "He'll Have To Go" by Jim Reeves
    #5. "Sweet Nothin's" by Brenda Lee
    #6. "Sink The Bismarck" by Johnny Horton
    #7. "Footsteps" by Steve Lawrence
    #8. "Harbor Lights" by The Platters
    #9. "Mama" by Connie Francis
    #10. "Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)" by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 9, 1960, Paul Anka began a week long engagement at Blinsrub's*, a 350 seat night club in Boston, Massachusetts...
    At the time his "Puppy Love" was at #24 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; five weeks earlier it had peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} and it spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1957 and 1983 he had fifty-two Top 100 records; ten made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "Diana" for 1 week in 1957, "Lonely Boy" for 4 weeks in 1959, and "(Your) Having My Baby" for 3 weeks in 1974...
    * Eight years after Paul's appearance, on February 7th, 1968, Blinsrub's was destroyed in a fire and never re-opened.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 13th 1960, Paul Anka performed "Puppy Love" on the ABC-TV program 'Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show'...
    Nine days later on February 22nd the song would enter Billboard's Hot Top 100 at position #62; six weeks later on April 4th it would peak at #2 {for 2 weeks}...
    {See next three posts below}...
    And exactly three years later on February 13th, 1963 Paul Anka married Marie Ann de Zogheb, the daughter of the Count and Countess Charles Zogheb; the wedding took place in the Chapel of the Orly Airport in Paris, France.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 23rd 1960, Paul Anka performed "Puppy Love" on the ABC-TV program 'Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show'...
    At the time the song was at #3 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the week before it was in its second and last week at #2 on the chart...
    {See second post below}...
    The record that bumped it out of the #2 position was "Greenfields" by the Brothers Four; and it just happened that the Brothers Four were also featured on the same 'Beechnut Nut' show and they performed "Greenfields".
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 31st 1960, Paul Anka performed at the Chase Club in the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri...
    At the time his "Puppy Love" was at #4 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eleven days later on April 11th, 1960 it would peak at #2 {See next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 22th 1960, "Puppy Love" by Paul Anka entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #62;
    and on April 11th it peaked at #2 (for 2 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 6 of those 14 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It reached #2 on Italy's Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana chart...
    The two weeks it was at #2 on the Top 100, the #1 record was "Theme from 'A Summer Place'" by Percy Faith and His Orchestra...
    It was the fourth in a string of four straight Top 10 records by Mr. Anka; started with "Lonely Boy" (#1 for 4 weeks), "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" (#2 for 3 weeks), "It's Time To Cry" (#4), and finally this one...
    The string was broken by "Adam and Eve"; it stayed on the Top 100 for 2 weeks, peaking at #90 (was featured in the 1960 movie 'The Privates Lives of Adam & Eve', in which Mr. Anka played the role of Pinkie Parker)...
    Mr. Anka will celebrate his 73rd birthday this coming July 30th (2014).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyFrom June 1959 to February 1960 Anka charted four records with three of them peaking at #1 or #2!!! "Lonely Boy" stayed at #1 for 4 weeks, then "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" was #2 for 3 weeks, "It's Time To Cry" peaked at #4, and finally "Puppy Love" stayed at #2 for 2 weeks!!!
  • Keith from Slc, UtWhile the Donny Osmond version was popular, radio station KOB (now KKOB), Albuquerque, played a version that featured a background bed recorded at the dog pound.
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