Twist (Goldfrapp song)

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Single by Goldfrapp
from the album Black Cherry
B-side "Yes Sir"
Released 3 November 2003 (UK)
4 November 2003 (France)
10 November 2003 (download)
Format CD, DVD, download
Recorded England
Genre Electroclash
Length 3:32
Label Mute
Writer(s) Alison Goldfrapp
Will Gregory
Producer(s) Alison Goldfrapp
Will Gregory
Goldfrapp singles chronology
"Strict Machine"
"Black Cherry"

"Twist" is an electronicdance song written by British duo Goldfrapp for their second album Black Cherry (2003). It was produced by Goldfrapp, and received a positive reception from music critics. The song was released as the third single in the winter of 2003 (see 2003 in music) and was a minor hit in the United Kingdom, charting just outside the top thirty in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States the song was a hit on the Billboard Dance Sales chart, reaching number eighteen.

In an interview with New Beats, Alison Goldfrapp described the genesis of the song:

It's a sort of sexual fantasy that I had about a boy who worked at the fairground, who I lusted after. He was in control and I wasn't cause I was sat on the waltzer and he was the one that was spinning it around and--I don't know--it's sort of lust, adolescent, awakening, smells and noise and dirt. That's what "Twist" is about.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Black Cherry". CD1 was available with a limited edition slipcase that could house the two CDs and the DVD.

CD one (CDMUTE311)

  1. "Twist" (single mix)
  2. "Yes Sir"
  3. "Deer Stop" (live in London)

CD two (LCDMUTE311)

  1. "Twist" (Jacques Lu Cont's Conversion Perversion mix)
  2. "Forever" (Mountaineers remix)
  3. "Twist" (Dimitri Tikovoï remix)


  1. "Twist" (live in London video combined with interview)1
  2. "Train" (live in London audio)
  3. "Strict Machine" (live in London audio)

Download (iMUTE311)

  1. "Twist" (Kurtis Mantronik's Twist & Shake mix)

US CD (9230-2)

  1. "Twist" (single mix)
  2. "Yes Sir"
  3. "Deer Stop" (Live at Somerset House 2003)
  4. "Twist" (Jacques Lu Cont's Conversion Perversion mix)
  5. "Twist" (Dimitri Tikovoï remix)
  6. "Twist" (live in London 2003 video)


  1. Contains a short film featuring exclusive interviews and documentary footage.


  1. ^ "Beats & Lust", New Beats, April 2003.

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