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Chubby Checker hits #1 with “The Twist” (1962)

Chubby Checker hits #1 with “The Twist” (1962)

“The Twist” is an American pop song written and originally released in 1958 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. The song regained popularity when Chubby Checker released his cover in 1960. The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19 1960 where it stayed for one week.

 

Activity Ideas

  • Print off our Chubby Checker activity book – here
  • Take our 60s music quiz – here
  • Listen to this song and watch reminiscent footage of dancers doing “The Twist” – here
  • Or listen to the song with instructions on how to twist – here