Slow Twistin'

Chubby Checker

About Slow Twistin'

"Slow Twistin'" is a song written by Jon Sheldon, and recorded by American rock and roll musicians Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp (the latter being uncredited on the single and early albums). Released as a single in 1962, it peaked at number 3 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B singles chart.


Year:
1998
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I wanna hear wanna know why I'm happy baby
Got a smile that tendy wide
Everything you say you tell me baby
And my heart just fills with pride
Cause I got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Gonna tell the whole wide world
Well I've got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Say ya gonna be my girl
(Instrumental)
I guess that anyone can see that I'm a dreamer
I always dream of you
I don't care if you say that I'm a dreamer
Since the day my dream came true
Cause I got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Gonna tell the whole wide world
Well I've got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Say ya gonna be my girl
Hey yeah
(Instrumental)
Hey
I got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Gonna tell the whole wide world
Well I've got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Say ya gonna be my girl
(Instrumental)
I wanna everyone to know why I'm happy
Got a smile that's tendy wide
Everyday you say you love me baby
And my heart just fills with pride
Cause I got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Gonna tell the whole wide world
Well I've got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Say ya gonna be my girl
Well I got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Gonna tell the whole wide world
Yes I've got
Something to shout about
Oh yes I have
Say ya gonna be my girl
Hey
Say ya gonna be my girl
Hey yeah
Say ya gonna be my girl
Well
Say ya gonna be my girl
Yeah

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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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11 facts about this song

Creation & Release
"Slow Twistin'" was composed by Jon Sheldon and was first released in 1962.
Famous Artists
The popular song was jointly sung by American rock 'n roll singers Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp.
Billboard Success
"Slow Twistin'" was a major hit as it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 during March-April in 1962.
Album Inclusion
It was included in Chubby Checker's album named "For 'Teen Twisters Only".
Collaboration Discrepancy
Despite the fact that Dee Dee Sharp was the featured vocalist and her name appeared on album versions of the song, she was uncredited on initial singles attributed solely to Chubby Checker.
Dance Style Treasurer
Chubby Checker was known as the man who popularized the dance style named 'the twist'. "Slow Twistin'" was one of his attempts to sustain the dance-craze phenomenon.
Song Duration
This song has a duration of 2 minutes and 31 seconds, typical of the concise song forms popular in the early 1960s.
Label and Production
"Slow Twistin'" was released under the Parkway Records label.
Significant Chart Achievement
On the R&B singles chart, "Slow Twistin'" made it to the number one spot.
Genre Characteristics
The song is categorized under the traditional rock and roll genre, and also carries a strong rhythm and blues influencer.
Follow-up Success
After the release of “Slow Twistin',” Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp recorded another duet, “Do You Love Me,” which also made it into the top forty.

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