The Twist

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"The Twist" is an American pop song written and originally released in early 1959 (having been recorded on November 11, 1958) by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side to "Teardrops on Your Letter". Ballard's version was a moderate 1960 hit, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Chubby Checker's 1960 cover version of the song gave birth to the Twist dance craze. His single became a hit, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19, 1960, where it stayed for one week, and setting a record as the only song to reach number 1 in two different hit parade runs when it resurfaced and topped the popular hit parade again for two weeks starting on January 13, 1962. In 1988, "The Twist" again became popular due to a new recording of the song by The Fat Boys featuring Chubby Checker. This version reached number 2 in the United Kingdom and number 1 in Germany. In 2014, Billboard magazine declared the song the "biggest hit" of the 1960s. 


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Come on, baby
Let's do the twist
Come on, baby
Let's do the twist
Take me by my little hand
And go like this

E-yah, twist
Baby, baby, twist
Ooh yeah, just like this
Come on, little miss, and do the twist

My daddy is sleepin'
And mama ain't around
Yeah, daddy's just sleepin'
And mama ain't around
We're gonna twisty, twisty, twisty
'Til we tear the house down

Come on and twist
Yeah, baby, twist
Ooh yeah, just like this
Come on, little miss, and do the twist
E-yah

('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round)
('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round)
('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round)
('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round)
('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round)

Yeah, you should see my little sis
You should see my, my little sis
She really knows how to rock
She knows how to twist

Come on and twist
Yeah, baby twist
Ooh yeah, just like this
Come on, little miss, and do the twist

('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round)
Yeah
That's all right
Yeah, twist all night
Twist
('Round and 'round and 'round)

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Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". In September 2008 "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958. more »

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Written by: Hank Ballard

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