Rock Swings

Rock Swings

by Paul AnkaPaul Anka

CD(Canadian Import)

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If one venerable singer was meant to transform rock and pop classics into swinging big-band numbers and saloon-song ballads, it was the Paul Anka. Himself a pop star from his teenage years to middle age, when he gracefully made the transition to adult mainstream, Anka understands both sides of the musical fence. Taking signature tunes from the disparate likes of R.E.M. ("Everybody Hurts,") Oasis ("Wonderwall"), Soundgarden ("Blackhole Sun"), and Nirvana ("Smells Like Teen Spirit"), as well as Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and others, Anka digs in and finds the inner Sinatra at their core. The result is surprisingly effective and often completely winning. Anka, in exceptional voice, never condescends to the material; he connects with the emotional heart of the lyrics and then tweaks them all with the rhythmic verve of an earlier generation. Rock swings? In this veteran singer's hands, it surely does.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2005
Label: Universal Import
UPC: 0602498822203
catalogNumber: 8822203
Rank: 39685


  1. It's My Life
  2. True
  3. Eye of the Tiger
  4. Everybody Hurts
  5. Wonderwall
  6. Blackhole Sun
  7. It's a Sin
  8. Jump
  9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. Hello
  11. Eyes Without a Face
  12. Lovecats
  13. Way You Make Me Feel
  14. Tears in Heaven

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Anka   Primary Artist

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