1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Diana recorded by Paul Anka introduced July 15, 1957
Written by Paul Anka
Orchestra conducted by Don Costa
Diana, Paul Anka’s first recording shot to #1 and spent half-a-year on the charts. The music was based on a popular Latin rhythm called chalypso, a modified cha-cha done to a calypso beat. 15-year-old Paul Anka wrote Diana, a song describing his unrequited love for his little sister's 20-year-old babysitter.