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
Recorded1960
GenreRock and roll
Length2:52
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]

ReferencesEdit

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