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Encyclopedia > The Twist (song)
"The Twist"
Album cover
Single by Chubby Checker
Released 1960

"The Twist" is a 1960 and 1962 hit song performed by American singer Chubby Checker. The song popularized the dance The Twist. Image File history File links Nocover. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... Chubby Checker, Mr. ... Chubby Checker, Mr. ... The Twist was a rock and roll dance popular in the early 1960s and also the name of the song that originated it. ...

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Twist and Shout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (542 words)
The Isley Brothers' version was the first major hit recording of the song, peaking at #17 on the US pop charts, and #2 on the US RandB charts.
The song, with Ronald Isley on lead vocals, quickly became a frequently covered soul music tune in the early 1960s.
The Beatles version of the song enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in 1986 after Matthew Broderick lip synced it in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and introduced it to a new generation of listeners.
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