Checker, Chubby. “The Twist.” The Twist. Parkway Records, 1960.
Hot 100 #1 for two consecutive weeks: January 13th and January 20th, 1962.
The song was originally written and released by Hank Ballard in 1959 and gave birth to one of the most popular, pervasive and shocking dance crazes of all time. Parents at the time considered the shaking of ones hips in public to be provocative and inappropriate.