The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
749-Chubby Checker-The Twist.
1960-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 1.29 The possible visual explanation as to why Catharina Lodders,a Dutch 21 year old model and Miss World 1962 agreed to be his wife.
The Twist was written by Hank Ballard who took the song to Number 28 on Billboard in 1959.Ballard got the idea for the song when watching his band ‘The Midnighters’ .To Hank,the group often moved on stage like they were ‘trying to put a cigarette out.’In a sense they were twisting.’ thus,the title of the song.The Twist reached Number 1 on Billboard in the summer of 1960 and again after it was re-released in the winter of 1961.It is the only song to hit Number 1 twice with identical versions.
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