Lonely Boy (Paul Anka song)

"Lonely Boy"
Single by Paul Anka
B-side "Your Love"
Released 1959
Genre Pop
Length 2:31
Label ABC-Paramount
Writer(s) Paul Anka
Paul Anka singles chronology
"I Miss You So
"Lonely Boy"
"Put Your Head on My Shoulder"

"Lonely Boy" is a song written and recorded by Paul Anka[1] in 1959. Anka sang this song in the film Girls Town. When released as a single, it topped the Billboard Hot 100,[2] becoming Anka's first song to do so, although he had earlier topped Billboard's Best Sellers in Stores chart with "Diana". Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1959.[3]

The song was covered in 1971 by Billy "Crash" Craddock, which was released on the album Knock Three Times. Donny Osmond had a 1972 single revival of the song, charting as the B-side to his hit single, "Why".

In 2007, "Lonely Boy" appeared on the Classic Songs (greatest hits) disc of Anka's album Classic Songs, My Way.[4]

See also


  1. Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 12 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. [Part 2]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu.
  2. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 30.
  3. Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1959
  4. "Classic Songs My Way: Paul Anka: Amazon.ca: Music". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-09.

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