Puppy Love (Paul Anka song)
"Puppy Love" is a popular song written by Paul Anka in 1960 for Annette Funicello, with whom he was having an affair during a package tour. Anka's version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 behind Percy Faith's "Theme from A Summer Place" and #33 on the UK Singles Chart.
|Single by Paul Anka|
|from the album Paul Anka Sings His Big 15|
|B-side||"Adam & Eve"|
|Released||February 13, 1960|
|Format||Vinyl single, 12", cassette single|
|Paul Anka singles chronology|
Donny Osmond versionEdit
|Single by Donny Osmond|
|from the album Portrait of Donny|
|B-side||"Let My People Go"|
|Released||February 19, 1972|
|Recorded||September 20, 1971|
|Donny Osmond singles chronology|
Twelve years later the song was revived by Donny Osmond. It was released on February 19, 1972, and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 1, 1972. It peaked at #1 in April 1972 on both the Canadian RPM singles chart for three weeks and the UK Singles Chart for five weeks the following July. Billboard ranked this version as the #67 song for 1972. The song was also covered by British pop group S Club Juniors in 2002. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 24, 1972.
On March 15, 1972, DJ Robert W. Morgan played the Donny Osmond version for 90 minutes straight on KHJ in Los Angeles. After receiving numerous calls from listeners, LAPD raided the station studios. Confused, the officers left without making any arrests.
In popular cultureEdit
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- The song is referenced in the 1962 Academy Award-nominated animated short Disney musical film A Symposium on Popular Songs with the song "Puppy Love Is Here to Stay." It was written by Robert & Richard Sherman who also wrote many of Annette Funicello's biggest selling hits. Disney also used the song in the 1987 TV special "DTV Doggone Valentine" set to clips from 101 Dalmatians.
- The song is used in the 2008 Wallace & Gromit short, A Matter of Loaf and Death.
- The song was covered by teen pop singer Myra from the Disney film soundtrack 102 Dalmatians in 2001.
- The song was also covered by Lado Leskovar in 1963, Bebi Dol in 2006, Damian McGinty in 2007 and Amy Winehouse in 2009.
- The song can also be heard in the 2005 family/comedy film, Son of the Mask. Long after being ignored and then yelled at by his own master Tim Avery (as shown in a deleted scene of the film), Jack Russell Terrier dog Otis puts on the mask he found in a river (made by Loki the god of Mischief) and plays the song "Puppy Love" for his girlfriend named Venus.
- The song can also be heard briefly during a scene in Zombieland with Woody Harrelson in a flashback scene.
- The song also plays in the film Man's Best Friend in the scene where Max the dog mates with a collie and the song also plays during the film's closing credits.
- The song plays in an episode of The Simpsons over a montage of the romance between Agnes Skinner and Comic Book Guy.
Other cover versionsEdit
- José Cid (1980)
- Eddie Peregrina (1960?)
- Fruitcake (1998)
- Los Únicos De México (1995)
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