Puppy Love (song)
|Single by Paul Anka|
|Single by Donny Osmond|
|B-side||"Let My People Go"|
|Donny Osmond singles chronology|
"Puppy Love" is a popular song written by Paul Anka in 1960 for Annette Funicello, whom he was dating at the time. Anka's version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #33 on the UK singles chart.
Twelve years later it was revived by Donny Osmond, who took it to #3 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 and #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. The song was also covered by British pop group S Club Juniors in 2002.
On March 15, 1972, D.J. 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.
- The song is referenced in the 1962 Academy Award nominated animated short Disney musical film A Symposium on Popular Songs with the song "Puppy Love Is Here to Stay." It was written by Robert & Richard Sherman who also wrote many of Annette Funicello's biggest selling hits. Disney also used the song in the 1987 TV special "DTV Doggone Valentine" set to clips from 101 Dalmatians.
- The song was covered by teen pop singer Myra from the Disney film soundtrack 102 Dalmatians in 2001.
The song can also be heard in the 2005 family/comedy film, Son of the Mask. Long after being ignored and then yelled at by his own master Tim Avery (as shown in a deleted scene of the film), Jack Russell Terrier dog Otis puts on the mask he found in a river (made by Loki the god of Mischief) and plays the song "Puppy Love" for his girlfriend named Venus.
The song also plays in the film Man's Best Friend in the scene where Max the dog mates with a collie and the song also plays during the film's closing credits.
Other Cover Version
- Eddie Peregrina (1960?)
- Fruitcake (1998)
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love / Let My People Go (7", Single) at Discogs
- Songfacts Puppy Love by Paul Anka Retrieved on July 26, 2007
- allmusic ( Paul Anka > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles
- Chart Stats - Paul Anka - Puppy Love
- allmusic ((( Donny Osmond > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles
- List of RPM number-one singles of 1972
- Chart Stats - Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- Triple A Radio This Day in Music Retrieved on July 30, 2007
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young
|Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
(Donny Osmond version)
April 15 - 29, 1972 (3 weeks)
"A Horse with No Name" by America
"Take Me Back 'Ome" by Slade
|UK number one single
(Donny Osmond version)
July 8, 1972 (5 weeks)
"School's Out" by Alice Cooper