Lonely Boy (Paul Anka song)

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"Lonely Boy"
Diana (song).jpg
Single by Paul Anka
B-side "Your Love"
Released April 1959
Recorded August 1958
Genre Pop
Length 2:31
Label ABC-Paramount
Songwriter(s) Paul Anka
Paul Anka singles chronology
"I Miss You So"
(1959)
"Lonely Boy"
(1959)
"Put Your Head on My Shoulder"
(1959)
"I Miss You So"
(1959)
"Lonely Boy"
(1959)
"Put Your Head on My Shoulder"
(1959)

"Lonely Boy" is a song written and recorded by Paul Anka.[1] Recorded in August 1958, "Lonely Boy" was released 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]

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