Chubby Checker – The Twist (1960)
Sep 11 12:01 AM US/Eastern
How’s this for a twist: Of all the No. 1 songs in the 50 years of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Chubby Checker‘s “The Twist” ranks as the most popular single.
Elvis and the Beatles didn’t even make the top five.
Checker’s ranking may come as a surprise to some, but not to the classic rocker.
“I’m glad they’ve finally recognized it,” said Checker of his early 1960s hit.
He compared “The Twist” — named by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock ‘n’ roll — to the creation of the telephone as a groundbreaking moment because he said it was the first time people were dancing “apart to the beat.”
The article continues here.
Chubby checker – Let’s Twist Again (1961 Grammy Winner – Other Pop/Rock&Roll/ Contemporary Awards or Instrumental)
Checker is still performing. Here’s his official site.