You Are My Destiny

Paul Anka, Patti LaBelle

About You Are My Destiny

"You Are My Destiny" is a song written and performed by Paul Anka. It was recorded in September 1957 and released in late fall 1957, reaching number seven on the US Billboard 100 early in 1958 and number fourteen on the R&B chart. The song was also released in the UK, where it reached number six. In the same year, Dalida released a French version called "Tu m'étais destinée". In 1959, the Argentine vocal group Los Cinco Latinos released a Spanish version under the title "Tu eres mi destino". For the 2007 album Classic Songs, My Way, Anka re-recorded the song as a duet with Michael Bublé. In 2009, Greek artist Vassilikos released his own cover of the song in his debut solo album "Vintage: Songs I Wish I Had Written". 


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You are my destiny
You share my reverie
You are my happiness
That's what you are

You have my sweet caress
You share my loneliness
You are my dream come true
That's what you are

Heaven and heaven alone
Can take your love from me
'Cause I'd be a fool
To ever leave you dear
And a fool I'd never be

You are my destiny
You share my reverie
You're more than life to me
That's what you are

You are my destiny
You share my reverie
You are my happiness
That's what you are

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Paul Anka

Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941, Ottawa) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor. more »

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12 facts about this song

Song Composition
"You Are My Destiny" is written and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka.
Release and Reception
The song was released in 1958, reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number fourteen in the UK Singles Chart. It also became a top 20 hit in multiple countries worldwide.
Impact on Career
"You Are My Destiny" is one of Anka’s first hits that solidified his popularity early in his music career.
Unique Musical Style
The song reflects Anka's signature blend of pop and doo-wop, which was popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Cultural Influence
This song's enduring popularity has led to it being covered by numerous artists and featured in several films and TV shows, reinforcing Anka's enduring influence on popular culture.
Anka has performed "You Are My Destiny" live in numerous concerts and television appearances throughout his lengthy career.
Italian singer Adriano Celentano released an Italian language version of the song in 1958, introducing Anka's music to a wider audience in Europe.
Album Inclusion
"You Are My Destiny" appeared on Anka's 1958 album "Paul Anka". The album helped establish Anka as one of the leading teen idols of the time.
Record Label
The song was recorded under ABC-Paramount Records, a major American record label founded in 1955.
Notable Covers
The song has been covered by many artists, including popular British singer Cliff Richard.
Soundtrack Appearances
"You Are My Destiny" has been included in the soundtrack of movies such as "Green Card", "Look Who's Talking" and the television series "Quantum Leap".
Personal Significance
Anka once said in an interview that "You Are My Destiny" holds a special place in his heart as it marked a turning point in his career.

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