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One of the most influential {{Teen Idol}}s of TheFifties and [[TheSixties '60s]], Paul Anka (born July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actor, who found success as early as the age of 14. His early songs crooned about topics such as young love, heartbreak, and longing, but starting in TheSeventies he began writing about more mature themes to stay with his maturing audience. Much of his success also came from writing hits for other artists such as Music/FrankSinatra and Connie Francis, and TV theme music (such as the opening theme for ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''.)

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One of the most influential {{Teen Idol}}s of TheFifties and [[TheSixties '60s]], Paul Anka (born July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actor, who found success as early as the age of 14. His early songs crooned about topics such as young love, heartbreak, and longing, but starting in TheSeventies he began writing about more mature themes to stay with his maturing audience. Much of his success also came from writing hits for other artists such as Music/FrankSinatra (notably his SignatureSong, "Music/MyWay") and Connie Francis, and TV theme music (such as the opening theme for ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''.)


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* GenreShift: Although most of his music could at least loosely be described as pop rock, he started out in the RockAndRoll genre. In the '70s, his music shifted towards an adult contemporary and soft rock sound much like Music/BarryManilow (right down to both having similar crooning singing styles) and some of the Yacht Rock musicians and bands like Music/HallAndOates and the Michael [=McDonald=]-era [[Music/TheDoobieBrothers Doobie Brothers]].


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* RockAndRoll: He started out in this genre.


One of the most influential {{Teen Idol}}s of TheFifties and [[TheSixties '60s]], Paul Anka (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actor, who found success as early as the age of 14. His early songs crooned about topics such as young love, heartbreak, and longing, but starting in TheSeventies he began writing about more mature themes to stay with his maturing audience. Much of his success also came from writing hits for other artists such as Music/FrankSinatra and Connie Francis, and TV theme music (such as the opening theme for ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''.)

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One of the most influential {{Teen Idol}}s of TheFifties and [[TheSixties '60s]], Paul Anka (born July 30, 1941) 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actor, who found success as early as the age of 14. His early songs crooned about topics such as young love, heartbreak, and longing, but starting in TheSeventies he began writing about more mature themes to stay with his maturing audience. Much of his success also came from writing hits for other artists such as Music/FrankSinatra and Connie Francis, and TV theme music (such as the opening theme for ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''.)

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* LonelyAtTheTop: "Lonely Boy," about a protagonist who's rich and famous, but completely lonely.


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* ''Duets''

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!! These tropes have got Paul Anka's guarantee![[note]]Guarantee void in Tennessee.[[/note]]
* AgeGapRomance: "Diana" tells of Paul's longing for an older girl (later revealed to be inspired by a girl from his church he barely knew.)
* PuppyLove: His song of the same name is about the singer finding love at the age of seventeen, and becoming desperate when adults dismiss it as "just puppy love."
* SillyLoveSongs: His most well-known music consists of sweet youth-focused love ballads.


One of the most influential {{Teen Idol}}s of TheFifties and [[TheSixties '60s]], Paul Anka (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actor, who found success as early as the age of 14. His early songs focused on topics such as young love, heartbreak, and longing, but starting in TheSeventies he began writing about more mature themes to stay with his maturing audience. Much of his success also came from writing hits for other artists such as Music/FrankSinatra and Connie Francis, and TV theme music (such as the opening theme for ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''.)

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One of the most influential {{Teen Idol}}s of TheFifties and [[TheSixties '60s]], Paul Anka (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actor, who found success as early as the age of 14. His early songs focused on crooned about topics such as young love, heartbreak, and longing, but starting in TheSeventies he began writing about more mature themes to stay with his maturing audience. Much of his success also came from writing hits for other artists such as Music/FrankSinatra and Connie Francis, and TV theme music (such as the opening theme for ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''.)

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One of the most influential {{Teen Idol}}s of TheFifties and [[TheSixties '60s]], Paul Anka (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actor, who found success as early as the age of 14. His early songs focused on topics such as young love, heartbreak, and longing, but starting in TheSeventies he began writing about more mature themes to stay with his maturing audience. Much of his success also came from writing hits for other artists such as Music/FrankSinatra and Connie Francis, and TV theme music (such as the opening theme for ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''.)

!!Discography:
* ''Paul Anka'' (1958)
* ''My Heart Sings'' (1959)
* ''Swings For Young Lovers'' (1960)
* ''It's Christmas Everywhere'' (1961)
* ''Young, Alive and In Love!''
* ''Let's Sit This One Out''
* ''3 Great Guys'' (with Music/SamCooke and Music/NeilSedaka)
* ''Our Man Around the World''
* ''Italiano''
* ''Goodnight My Love''
* ''Life Goes On''
* ''Paul Anka'' (1972)
* ''Jubilation''
* ''Anka''
* ''Feelings''
* ''The Painter''
* ''The Music Man''
* ''Listen to Your Heart''
* ''Headlines''
* ''Both Sides of Love''
* ''Walk a Fine Line''
* ''Freedom for the World''
* ''Somebody Loves You''
* ''Amigos (Duets in Spanish)''
* ''Rock Swings''
* ''Classic Songs, My Way''
* ''Songs of December''
* ''Duets''

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