Chubby Checker: The Twist


This was written by Hank Ballard and first released as the B-side of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters’ 1959 single Teardrops on Your Letter. The A-side reached No 87 but was overtaken by The Twist, which got to No 28.

Chubby Checker was 18 when he recorded the song, which was released in July 1960. It went to No 1, and had another chart-topping run in 1961.


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