Paul Anka’s duet with Odia Coates becomes no. 1 in 1974

Paul Anka was once a teen idol – the Justin Bieber of the late 50s and 60s. In 1974, Paul joined with an unknown singer at the time, Odia Coates. Together they sang a number 1 hit on the billboard 100s and the song stayed there for four weeks.

Ironically, this number 1 hit was also voted as the worst of all time by CNN in 2006. Paul, now aged 74, still gives a concert now and then but excludes this particular song from his set list.

This song was originally written to celebrate his love and joy of being a father to four girls. Once you have guessed the title of the song, you will understand why the National Organisation of Women called Paul a sexist and chauvinist.

Here is a clue of this song:

I can see it
Face is glowin’
I can see in your eyes
I’m happy you know it

Ad. Article continues below.

Have a listen to the song here:

What are your memories of this song? Are you a fan of Paul Anka?