"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. ...
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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