My Way’ The Unlikely Story Behind The Frank Sinatra Classic. Is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor of Syrian and Lebanese descent. Frank Sinatra‘s recording of ‘My Way’ has spent longer on the UK singles chart than any other song – an amazing 124 weeks. That’s almost twice as long as its nearest rival, which you might be surprised to know is ‘Amazing Grace’ by Judy Collins.
Paul Anka on writing "My Way" - YouTube Anka became famous with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". Singer songwriter Paul Anka shares details of what went in to writing "My Way" for Frank Sinatra. For more CNN videos, visit our site at
Taking a Stand Against Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' GQ He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady". Every single rhyme in Paul Anka's English-language rewrite for Sinatra is trite and cloying the main refrain, "my way," is rhymed with "highway," "byway", and "shy way" before the song mercifully ends. And that ending doesn't come nearly soon enough, because the whole thing rambles on for nearly five minutes.