Have we got a contest of epic proportions for you! Legendary singer/songwriter/performer Paul Anka was gracious enough write out the lyrics to one of his most famous songs of all time, "My Way", which was of course performed by ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. Penned 45 years ago back in 1968, Anka's sprawling anthem simply about reflecting on one's life near death is considered the most-covered song of all time. We're pretty sure that you've even done a version of it yourself, whether it's been recorded, on stage at karaoke, or out loud in your shower! Anka wrote the lyrics specifically for Sinatra, and was quoted as saying "If Frank were writing this, what would he say?". Sinatra was thinking of quitting music all together at the time, so when Anka called him up and presented him with the lyrics written just for him, history was truly made. Everybody from Elvis Presley to Tom Jones to U2 has recorded their own version of "My Way", so to have these lyrics in your possession (written by the man who wrote the song!) is a truly priceless prize. Have a look at what you can win:
Here's what you have to do in order for a chance to win these classic pieces of music memorabilia:
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Paul Anka also has a new release coming out April 9th, entitles Duets, which features the talents of Michael Bublé, Dolly Parton, Chris Botti, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and many others performing with the singer/songwriter. Says Anka on the collection of songs: "Throughout the history of music, there have been all kinds of songs; to me, the classics still reign supreme. This endeavor, these songs, will be easy on your ears; they are the stuff that love and life is all about". Pick it up on iTunes when it comes out next week!
So, what's your favorite Paul Anka lyric? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win.