Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. “The Twist.” Teardrops On Your Letter. King, 1959.
Hank Ballard’s original version of, “The Twist.”
Songs about performing “The Twist” or perhaps “The Double Twist” date back to the 1800s wherein “The Double Twist” implied both sex and dancing.
Chubby Checker’s version of the song became popular after it was popularized on a Baltimore area Television Show hosted by DJ Buddy Dean.