Wilbury Twist

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"Wilbury Twist"
Wilbury twist single.jpg
Single by Traveling Wilburys
from the album
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
B-side "New Blue Moon" (instrumental), "Cool Dry Place"
Released March 25, 1991 [1]
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre Rock music
Length 2:56
Label Wilbury Records, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Traveling Wilburys [2]
Producer(s) Clayton and Spike Wilbury
Traveling Wilburys singles chronology
"She's My Baby"
"Wilbury Twist"

"Wilbury Twist" is a song by supergroup Traveling Wilburys and is the final track on their 1990 studio album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3. The song was also released in March 1991 as the second single from that album.

The original music video featured cameos from many contemporary celebrities including: Woody Harrelson, Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Savage, Ben Savage, Kala Savage, Milli Vanilli, Cheech Marin, John Candy, and Eric Idle.[3] The DVD video in the 2007 re-release set, The Traveling Wilburys Collection, retains only a few introductory shots of John Candy and Eric Idle, otherwise simply showing the band members performing the song.

How to Dance the Wilbury Twist[edit]

From the liner notes:


To dance the Wilbury Twist, you must have some idea of the basic steps and hand motions. Grace is the key to successful dancing. Fluid, co-ordinated movements are what make a dancer outstanding. Good dancers do not wiggle their hips, but move them naturally in rhythm with the steps and music.

Briefly, there are three things to remember:

1. Feet keep time. 2. Swaying-hips is a natural movement that accentuates rhythm. 3. Hands and facial expressions interpret the meaning of the dance.

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" W0018W / 054391933973
  1. "Wilbury Twist"
  2. "New Blue Moon" (instrumental)
  • CD W0018CD / 093624004424, 12" W0018T / 093624004400
  1. "Wilbury Twist"
  2. "New Blue Moon" (instrumental)
  3. "Cool Dry Place"


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