Lonely Boy (Paul Anka song)

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"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". 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".

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  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. 

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