Let's Twist Again

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"Let's Twist Again"
Single by Chubby Checker
B-side "Gonna Be Alright"
Released June 19, 1961
Format 7", 45rpm
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:16
Label Parkway Records 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 number two in the UK and number eight 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 2011 film The Help.[1]

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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