Let's Twist Again

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"Let's Twist Again"
Single by Chubby Checker
B-side "Everything's Gonna' Be All Right"
Released June 19, 1961
Format 7", 45 rpm
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:16
Label Parkway 824
Writer(s) Kal Mann, Dave Appell
Producer(s) Kal Mann
Chubby Checker singles chronology
"The Mess Around
(1961)
"Let's Twist Again"
(1961)
"The Fly"
(1961)

"Let's Twist Again" is a song written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, and released as a single by Chubby Checker. One of the biggest hit singles of 1961, it reached #2 in the UK and #8 on the U.S. Billboard pop chart. It refers to the Twist dance craze and his 1960 and 1961 re-released single "The Twist", a UK and U.S. number-one single.

The song received the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording. Checker also recorded the song in German as "Der Twist Beginnt". The song appears on the soundtrack of the 2011 film The Help.[1]

Croatian singer Tatjana Cameron Tajči made a remake of the song in Croatian renaming it as Moj mali je opasan.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961-1962) Peak
position
Belgium Singles Chart[2] 1
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 1
French Singles Chart[4] 18
German Singles Chart[5] 12
Italian Singles Chart[6] 3
Norwegian Singles Chart[7] 2
United Kingdom (Record Retailer)[8] 2
United Kingdom (NME)[9] 1
United States Billboard Hot 100[10] 8
US Hot R&B Singles[10] 26
Chart (1976) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[11] 11
Belgium Singles Chart[2] 1
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 3
Ireland Singles Chart[12] 11
Norwegian Singles Chart[7] 5
Swedish Singles Chart[13] 10
Chart (2012) Peak
position
French Singles Chart[14] 155

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Help (Music From the Motion Picture)". Amazon.com. July 26, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Let's twist again in Belgian Chart". Ultratop and Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2013.  cf. "chartrun" for more details
  3. ^ a b "Let's twist again in Netherlands Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2013.  cf. weeks on chart for more details
  4. ^ Dominic DURAND / InfoDisc. "Let's twist again in French Chart". Retrieved 14 June 2013.  You have to use the index at the top of the page and search "Chubby Checker"
  5. ^ "Let's twist again in German Chart". Media control. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "The best-selling singles of 1962 in Italy". HitParadeItalia (it). Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
    15. Let's twist again - Chubby Checker [#3, 1961/62]
  7. ^ a b Hung Medien. "Let's twist again in Norwegian Chart". Retrieved 14 June 2013.  cf. weeks on chart for more details
  8. ^ "Artist Chart History Details: Chubby Checker". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Lazell, Barry; Osborne, Roger (1995). Forty Years of "NME" Charts (2nd ed.). Pan Macmillan. p. 110. ISBN 0-7522-0829-2. 
  10. ^ a b "Chubby Checker awards on Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Hung Medien. "Let's twist again in Austrian Chart". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Let's twist again in Irish Chart". IRMA. Retrieved 14 June 2013.  Only one result when searching "Let's twist again"
  13. ^ Hung Medien. "Let's twist again in Swedish Chart". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Hung Medien. "Let's twist again in French Chart". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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