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Paul Anka – You are my destiny

You Are My Destiny” is a song written and performed by Paul Anka. It was released in 1958 and reached number seven on the US Billboard 100 early that year and number fourteen on the R&B chart.[1] The song was also released in the UK, where it reached number six. One of the biggest teen idols of the late ’50s, Paul Anka moved to the adult sphere several years later and became a successful performer, songwriter, music businessman, and recording artist, remaining so well into the new millennium. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1941 to parents of Lebanese Christian descent who owned a local restaurant, Anka proved a child prodigy, beginning his show business life at the age of 12 as an impressionist. By the age of 14, he was stealing the family car to drive to amateur singing contests in nearby Hull, Quebec, and writing his own songs. His first single, “I Confess,” appeared on the Riviera subsidiary of Jules and Joe Bihari’s RPM label. While on a trip to New York with a group of friends who sang as the Rover Boys, Anka gained an audition with ABC producer Don Costa, and sang his own composition, “Diana,” an ode to a former babysitter. Costa liked what he heard, recorded the teenager, and watched as the single hit number one on both sides of the Atlantic later in 1957, eventually selling a reported ten million copies worldwide.

Anka placed four songs in the Top 20 a year later, including “You Are My Destiny” and “Crazy Love,” tempering the all-out rebellion of rock & roll with songs that questioned parental authority rather than promoting outright disobedience. He wrote one of Buddy Holly’s last hits, “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” and moved into movies with Let’s Rock and Girls Town. The latter film spawned his biggest American hit, “Lonely Boy,” just the first in a string of 1959 chart successes including “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “It’s Time to Cry,” and “Puppy Love” (written for old flame Annette Funicello, and later a hit for Donny Osmond as well). Wikipedia®.

Paul Anka – You are my destiny

Paul Anka – You are my destiny Lyrics:
You are my destiny.
You are what you are to me.
You are my happiness.
That’s what you are.

You have my sweet caress.
You share my loneliness.
You are my dream come true.
That’s what you are.

Heaven and heaven alone.
Can take your love from me.
‘Cause I’d be a fool.
To ever leave you dear.
And a fool I’d never be.

You are my destiny.
You share my reverie.
You’re more than life to me.
That’s what you are.

You are my destiny.
You share my reverie.
You are my happiness.
That’s what you are.

Songwriter(s): Paul Anka
Copyright: Chrysalis Standards Inc., Mam Music Publishing Corp., Duchess Music Corporation.

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