Frank Sinatra performed this song in 1969. Canadian songster Paul Anka wrote the words, based on a French tune.
Years later in the 2000s, and over to the Philippines, the My Way Killings refer to karaoke “singers” being murdered for not performing the song as well as others. While no one should expect amateurs at a bar to sing like Sinatra, just in case, My Way has been taken off many a Karaoke machine in Manila drinking establishments.
Perhaps eerily, the song is about a man approaching death, but being okay with such mortality. Prophetic, too, that Sex Pistols front man Sid Vicious also covered My Way. As documented in the film, Rock and Roll Swindle, Sid fired some shots from a handgun at his audience after singing this tune.