Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka

February 25, 2022

Today’s song of the day is an American pop and doo-wop song, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” by Paul Anka.

Fun Facts:

  • “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” was written by Paul Anka and arranged, conducted, and produced by Don Costa.
  • The song quickly became a commercial success, reaching the number two spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1959.
  • Along with being a singer, Anka is also a songwriter. He wrote the lyrics for “She’s a Lady” by Tom Jones, “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, and co-wrote “This Is It,” “Love Never Felt So Good,” and “Don’t Matter to Me” by Michael Jackson.
  • Anka was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and has both Canadian and American citizenship. He is of Lebanese descent.
  • When “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” was released as a single in 1959. Its B-side track was “Don’t Ever Leave Me.”
  • The song experienced a resurgence in popularity after being sampled on the song “Streets” by Doja Cat. The beginning of the song, which includes the sampled portion of “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” became part of a trend on TikTok called the “Silhouette Challenge.”

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

Put your head on my shoulder

Hold me in your arms, baby

Squeeze me oh-so-tight

Show me that you love me too

Put your lips next to mine, dear

Won’t you kiss me once, baby?

Just a kiss goodnight, maybe

You and I will fall in love (you and I will fall in love)

People say that love’s a game

A game you just can’t win

If there’s a way

I’ll find it someday

And then this fool will rush in

Put your head on my shoulder

Whisper in my ear, baby

Words I want to hear

Tell me, tell me that you love me too (tell me that you love me too)

Put your head on my shoulder

Whisper in my ear, baby

Words I want to hear, baby

Put your head on my shoulder

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