Puppy Love (Paul Anka song)

For other uses, see Puppy love (disambiguation).
"Puppy Love"
Single by Paul Anka
from the album Paul Anka Sings His Big 15
B-side "Adam & Eve"
Released February 13, 1960
Format Vinyl single, 12", cassette single
Recorded 1960
Genre Pop
Length 2:45
Label ABC-Paramount
Writer(s) Paul Anka
Producer(s) Sid Feller
Paul Anka singles chronology
"It's Time To Cry"
"Puppy Love"
"My Home Town"

"Puppy Love" is a popular song written by Paul Anka in 1960 for Annette Funicello, whom he was dating at the time.[1] Anka's version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 [2] and #33 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Donny Osmond version

"Puppy Love"
Single by Donny Osmond
from the album Portrait of Donny
B-side "Let My People Go"
Released February 19, 1972
Recorded September 20, 1971
Genre Pop
Length 3:05
Writer(s) Paul Anka
Producer(s) Mike Curb
Don Costa[4]
Donny Osmond singles chronology
"Hey Girl"
"Puppy Love"
"Too Young"

Twelve years later it was revived by Donny Osmond. It was released on February 19, 1972. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 1, 1972. It peaked at #1 in April 1972 on both the Canadian RPM singles chart for three weeks and the UK Singles Chart for five weeks the following July.[5] Billboard ranked this version as the No. 67 song for 1972.[6] The song was also covered by British pop group S Club Juniors in 2002. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 24, 1972.

On March 15, 1972, DJ Robert W. Morgan played the Donny Osmond version for 90 minutes straight on KHJ in Los Angeles. LAPD mistakenly raided the station studios after receiving numerous calls from listeners. Confused, the officers left without making any arrests.[7]


Donny Osmond version
Chart (1972) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 3

Other cover versions





  1. "Puppy Love by Paul Anka Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  2. Artist Biography by John Bush (1941-07-30). "Paul Anka | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  3. "Paul Anka - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. "Images for Donny Osmond - Puppy Love". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  5. "Donny Osmond - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  6. Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  7. "Triple A Radio". Triple A Radio. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  8. "Donny Osmond: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
Preceded by
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young
Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
(Donny Osmond version)

April 15–29, 1972 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"A Horse with No Name" by America
Preceded by
"Take Me Back 'Ome" by Slade
UK number one single
(Donny Osmond version)

July 8, 1972 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"School's Out" by Alice Cooper

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