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Odia Coates
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Background information
Born (1941-11-13)November 13, 1941
Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Died May 19, 1991(1991-05-19) (aged 49)
Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, California, U.S.
Occupation(s) Singer
Associated acts Paul Anka

Odia Coates (November 13, 1941 – May 19, 1991) was an American singer, best known for her high-profile hits with Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka.

Early life[edit]

The daughter of an evangelical minister, Odia Coates was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. As a young child her family moved to Watts, California, where her father served as pastor in the Beautiful Gates Church Of God In Christ, where she sang in the church choir. She eventually became a member of the Northern California State Youth Choir, co-founded by Edwin Hawkins.

Work with Paul Anka[edit]

Coates is best remembered for her duet with Paul Anka, "(You're) Having My Baby", that went to No. 1 on the Hot 100 on August 24-September 7, 1974. The two recorded several more Top 10 & Top 20 hits, including 1974's "One Man Woman/One Woman Man" and 1975's "I Don't Like To Sleep Alone" and "(I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love". She recorded "Make It Up To Me in Love", a sequel to "One Man Woman/One Woman Man", with Anka in 1977.[citation needed]

Solo work[edit]

She had minor success as a solo artist with the Anka-penned track "You Come And You Go" and a cover of the Electric Light Orchestra song Showdown. Both songs come from her only self-titled solo album released in 1975 by United Artists Records with producer Rick Hall.


Odia Coates died from breast cancer in 1991, aged 49, at Oakland Medical Center following a four year battle with the disease.[1][2]


  1. ^ Profile, books.google.com; accessed February 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Notice of death of Odia Coates, books.google.com; accessed February 15, 2015.

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(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates

http://www.squidoo.com/numberonesongsof1974videoshowcase Their number one song in the US and Canada in 1974. This song charted to number 6 in the UK and number 15 in Germany.

Odia Coates - Leave Me In The Morning With lyrics (on the screen) [HQ]


ODIA COATES - You Come And You Go - written by Paul Anka - produced by Rick Hall - Taken from her Self Titled LP - ODIA COATES - 1975 United Artists Music. I had to upload this great track...

Odia Coates - The Woman's Song

Paul Anka ft. Odia Coates- There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love

A beautiful song and a Tribute to Paul Anka and his ex wife Anne Anka. They were a very nice couple and they had a wonderful family together..... Artist: Paul Anka and Odia Coates Song: (I...

Odia Coates - Showdown

1975 United Artists Records. Paul Anka Productions. A Fame production. Cat# UA-LA228-G-0698.

Paul Anka And Odia Coates - (You're) Having My Baby

Maternidade o mais belo atributo do Ser Humano e da Mulher.... Paul Anka & Odia Coates - (You're) Having My Baby Music & Lyrics - Paul Anka. Paul:] Havin' my baby What a lovely way of sayin'...

ODIA COATES "I'll Just Keep On Loving You"

"1974" "One Man Woman, One Woman Man", Paul Anka with Odia Coates (Vinyl / HD)

From his "Paul Anka" L.P., "One Man Woman, One Woman Man". It reached #7 on the Billboard charts in "1974". *United Artists Records **Presented by OzzyTunes.

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16 news items

Huffington Post
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:33:14 -0700

Amongst old piano recital programs, yellowed copies of LA Weekly, and a Gold Record of Paul Anka and Odia Coates' disgraceful single "(You're) Having My Baby," I found a 1964 photo of me and my bunkmates. Standing behind us was our counselor, Bob ...
ABC Online (blog)
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:18:19 -0700

Hating cheesy love songs can almost be a sport, but every person has a guilty pleasure or two for which they crank the radio right up. Dom Knight features these songs on his Wheel of Cheese segment on Evenings, which airs at 7PM on weekdays.
Consequence of Sound
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:14:08 -0800

Last year, we rounded up the worst rock songs to ever hit No. 1 on Billboard's ever-changing list that tipped off as Top Tracks, evolved into Top Rock Tracks, at once was called Album Rock Tracks, and finally became Mainstream Rock Tracks. It was fun ...

Houston Press (blog)

Houston Press (blog)
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:07:02 -0700

Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic of tape) Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra ...
Niagara Frontier Publications
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:24:12 -0800

After a string of Las Vegas shows throughout the remainder of the 1960s, he teamed up with Odia Coates in 1974 on the No. 1 duet, "(You're) Having My Baby." Throughout his career, Anka also achieved much success writing songs for other legendary ...
Plain Dealer (blog)
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:12:56 -0700

"(You're) Having My Baby," Paul Anka and Odia Coates. • "The Night Chicago Died," Paper Lace. • "The Streak," Ray Stevens. • "Billy Don't Be a Hero," Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods. • "Hooked on a Feeling," Blue Swede. THIS is rock 'n' roll?

Yahoo! Music (blog)

Yahoo! Music (blog)
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:52:30 -0700

The #1 Summer Hits of the Mid-1970s! The mid-70s were a time of great change. #1 hits were a hyper-paced revolving door. Like the great philosopher Heidi Klum once said, one week you're in, the next week you're out! When you compare this list to those ...
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:31:29 -0800

"(You're) Having My Baby," Paul Anka with Odia Coates, 1974. Later changed to the more politically correct "Having Our Baby," Anka told Scott that the song was simply a joyous ode to his wife and their four daughters. Its lyrics, however, created much ...

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