"Lonely Boy" is a song written and recorded by Paul Anka. 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, 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.