Twistin' Postman

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"Twistin' Postman"
Single by The Marvelettes
B-side I Want a Guy
Released December 6, 1961
Format 7" single
Recorded November 29, 1961
Genre Rock 'n' roll
Label Tamla
Writer(s) Robert Bateman
Brian Holland
William "Mickey" Stevenson
Producer(s) Brian Holland, Robert Bateman (or "Brianbert") and William "Mickey" Stevenson
The Marvelettes singles chronology
"Please Mr. Postman"
"Twistin' Postman"

"Twistin' Postman" is a song recorded by Motown singing group The Marvelettes, who released it in 1961, and was the follow-up to their smash debut single, "Please Mr. Postman". Much like that song, it is led by original Marvelette Gladys Horton, and is partially based on the then-current Twist dance move. The song's subject is a sequel of the original "Postman" single and this time the narrator is finally happy that the postman has delivered a letter from the narrator's boyfriend. The song became a modest hit for the group reaching number thirteen on the R&B charts and number thirty-four on the pop singles chart in early 1962.[1] A third single, "Playboy", would return the group to the top ten of the pop and R&B charts later that year.



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 379.