Diana by Paul Anka was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, August 30, 1957 spending 9 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Paul Anka turned a crush on an older girl into his breakthrough hit. He was just 15 years old when he wrote "Diana" about his unrequited love for Diana Ayoub, who was five years older. "She was a little out of my league," Anka said. "She really didn't want anything to do with me, which made it even worse." Anka was one of the few teenagers writing and recording songs about teenage love in the '50s. Most hits of the era were written by professional songwriters who were much older. Anka was the first teenager to have a million-seller in the UK - he was 16 when it charted. At the time, it was the biggest-selling single in the UK history. In 1963, Anka recorded a sequel called "Remember Diana," where she has left him and broken his heart.

Diana FAQs

Who sang Diana?

Diana was performed by Paul Anka

What year did Diana get to the UK number 1 spot?

Diana first became a UK number 1 on Friday, August 30, 1957

How long was Diana at number 1 in the UK?

Diana spent 9 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.