"Twist and Shout" is a 1961 song written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns, later credited as "Bert Russell". It was originally recorded by the Top Notes, but it became a chart hit as a single by the Isley Brothers in 1962. The song has been covered by several artists, Genre: Rock and roll, R&B.
Twist and shout. (twist and shout) Cmon, cmon, cmon, cmon, baby, now, (come on baby) Come on and work it on out. (work it on out) You know you twist your little girl, (twist, little girl) You know you twist so fine. (twist so fine) Come on and twist a little closer, now, (twist a little closer) And let me know that you're mine. (let me know you.
1959. The Twist" — written and originally released by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a b-side, but going to #1 in the US upon being covered by Chubby Checker (released 1959, charted in 1960 and 1962), who would become the artist most associated with the Twist phenomenon.The song was subsequently covered numerous times, often by Checker himself, including a duet with The Fat Boys ().
Chubby Checker is the stage name of Ernest Evans (born 3 October 1941), an American singer-songwriter best known for popularizing the dance The Twist with his 1960 song "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.