With Paul Anka, 'Rock Swings' Crooner Paul Anka's new album Rock Swings is a collection of covers from the 1980s and '90s — reset to a swing beat. Songs include Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and Van Halen's "Jump." It's been described as "music to drink cocktails to."
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Crooner Paul Anka's new album Rock Swings is a collection of covers from the 1980s and '90s -- reset to a swing beat. Highlights include Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and Van Halen's "Jump." It's been described as "music to drink cocktails to."

The Canadian-American singer-songwriter began his career at age 14 and skyrocketed to fame at 16 with the hit single "Diana," one of the best selling 45s in music history.

He also wrote some of the greatest songs in American popular music, including Frank Sinatra's "My Way" and Tom Jones' "She's A Lady." His long career also includes acting stints, and he was one of the first pop singers to perform in Las Vegas.