This wildly popular song of 1960 was written by Paul Anka specifically for Annette Funicello when they were dating. “Puppy Love” reached #2 on the Billboard charts and you can hear how much the girls love this song when Dick Clark announces what the next performance will be on the Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show.
Paul Anka produced so many amazing hits in the ’50s and ’60s. You may not have known that Anka also wrote the theme song for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and the song that Tom Jones is famous for, “She’s a Lady.” So it’s no wonder that “Puppy Love” made such an impact on the music industry that we are still feeling decades later. Have a look at his wonderful performance in the clip below. And, be sure to check out a young Wayne Newton performing another classic from the ’60s right here.