The song "Puppy Love" was written by Paul Anka for Annette while they were dating in 1959. In return, Annette wrote and recorded "Tall Paul." Annette's romance with Anka was a high spot of that year for Miss Funicello, as well as for her teen following. Paul found Annette "glamorous... the kind of girl you want to marry." In 1960, he followed up with his Annette-inspired, self-composed "Talk to Me Baby.".