Twist (dance)

dance inspired by rock and roll music

The Twist was a popular dance in the early 1960s. It was made famous by a song of the same title, written by Hank Ballard. Ballard's version of the song was not a hit, but a cover version by Chubby Checker became an international hit, and sparked off a craze for the dance.

"The Twist"
Single by Chubby Checker
from the album Twist With Chubby Checker
ReleasedJune 1960
Format7", 45rpm
GenreRock and roll
LabelParkway Records 811
Songwriter(s)Hank Ballard
Producer(s)Dave Appell
Music video
"The Twist" at YouTube

Checker followed with Let's Twist Again, which was another huge hit.[1]


  1. Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again. [1]