Paul Anka hits number 1 with ‘You’re Having My Baby’

On August 24th, 1974, Paul Anka and Odia Coates started a three-week run at number 1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with ‘(You’re) Having My Baby.’ It was Paul’s 24th U.S. Top 40 hit. Do you remember this classic song?

Not only was the song a success in America, Paul and Odia hit number one in Canada. They also charted at number 6 in the U.K. and number 15 in Germany. The international success proved how catchy the tune was across the world.

In the performance, Paul stands on a stage with many vibrant colors and patterns. He’s wearing a white button-up shirt and matching pants as he sings and sways in front of his band. Odia is singing the duet with him, but she sits off to the side of the stage.

Paul sings the emotional lyrics, ‘You’re having my baby. What a lovely way of saying how much you love me. Having my baby. What a lovely way of saying what you’re thinking of me. I can see it. Your face is glowing. I can see it in your eyes. I’m happy you know it. That you’re having my baby.’

Paul Anka discovered Odia Coates after hearing her singing with ‘The Edwin Hawkins Singers.’ She recorded many other songs with Paul over the years, including the hits ‘One Man Woman/One Woman Man’ and ‘I Don’t Like to Sleep Alone.’

Paul Anka scored many hits over the years, including ‘Diana,’ ‘Lonely Boy,’ and ‘Put Your Head on My Shoulder.’ Paul also wrote the theme for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.’

‘(You’re) Having My Baby’ was a comeback hit for Paul, who hadn’t scored a number 1 since ‘Lonely Boy’ 15 years earlier. The song was certified Gold and was written to honor Paul’s wife and daughters.

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Paul Anka hits number 1 with ‘You’re Having My Baby’