Twist (Goldfrapp song)

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Twist cd1.jpg
Single by Goldfrapp
from the album Black Cherry
B-side "Yes Sir"
Released 3 November 2003 (2003-11-03)
Genre Electroclash
Length 3:32
Label Mute
  • Alison Goldfrapp
  • Will Gregory
Goldfrapp singles chronology
"Strict Machine"
"Black Cherry"
"Strict Machine"
"Black Cherry"

"Twist" is a song by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp from their second studio album, Black Cherry (2003). It was released on 3 November 2003 as the album's third single. The song received positive reviews from music critics and was a minor success in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the single reached number 18 on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.

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]

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Black Cherry". CD 1 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.


Chart (2003) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 31
US Hot Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[4] 18


  1. ^ "Beats & Lust", New Beats, April 2003.
  2. ^ "Archive Chart: 2003-11-09". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Goldfrapp: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Chart Search: Twist – Goldfrapp". Billboard. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 

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