Number ONE song of ALL time!
“The Twist” is a song that gave birth to the Twist dance craze. The song was written and originally released in early 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side (to “Teardrops on Your Letter”) but his version was only a moderate 1960 hit, peaking at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, and the dance the Twist, was popularized in 1960 when the song was covered by Chubby Checker. His single became a hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19, 1960 (one week) and then setting a record by being the only single to reach No. 1 in two different chart runs when it resurfaced and topped the chart again on January 13, 1962 (two weeks).” LINK
Late last year Billboard voted the TWIST as the number one top song of all time!