Song of the Day: Paul Anka – Diana 21 May 15

Diana” is a song written and made famous by Paul Anka in 1957,[1] recorded on May 21st  1957 when Anka was 15 years old at Don Costa studio in New York. Reportedly inspired by a high school friend of Anka’s named Diana Ayoub,[2] in an interview with NPR‘s Terry Gross in 2005, Anka stated that it was inspired by a girl at his church whom he hardly knew.

The original Paul Anka 1957 recording reached number one on the Billboard ”Best Sellers In Stores” chart (although it climbed no higher than number 2 on Billboard′s composite “Top 100″ chart) and has reportedly sold over nine million copies.[3] ”Diana” also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers list chart