Puppy Love

Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, July 8, 1972 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Paul Anka wrote this song about Annette Funicello, with whom Anka was having an affair during a package tour. Anka's manager insisted that the affair be low-key and kept out of the press, if possible. Funicello was an actress who, like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, was a very popular member of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. She wasn't allowed to date until she turned 16; she and Anka got together when both were 17. Adults dismissed their affair as "puppy love," but to the couple it felt very strong and inspired Anka to write the song. In her autobiography, Funicello wrote: "Just because we were 17 didn't mean that, for us, our love wasn't real."

Puppy Love FAQs

Who sang Puppy Love?

Puppy Love was performed by Donny Osmond

What year did Puppy Love get to the UK number 1 spot?

Puppy Love first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, July 8, 1972

How long was Puppy Love at number 1 in the UK?

Puppy Love spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.