Lonely Boy (Paul Anka song)

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"Lonely Boy"
Diana (song).jpg
Single by Paul Anka
B-side "Your Love"
Released 1959
Recorded August 1958
Genre Pop
Length 2:31
Label ABC-Paramount
Writer(s) Paul Anka
Paul Anka singles chronology
"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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