Twist And Shout – Beatles

October 24, 2021

This week’s song of the week is “Twist And Shout” by the iconic band The Beatles.

Fun Facts

  • The Beatles released this song in 1963.
  • This song was originally written by the Top Notes in 1961, but it didn’t hit the top chart until 1962, when it was redone by the Isley Brothers. The Beatles revised this song afterward.
  • The original title was “Shake It Up, Baby.”
  • Lennon actually never liked the song “Twist And Shout” because he claimed it messed up his voice and hurt his throat.
  • The Beatles recorded this song in two takes but kept the first one.
  • The Beatles’ original name was Liverpool.
  • This song was one of 9 songs The Beatles recorded that day for their Please Please Me album. This was their first United Kingdom recorded album.
  • The Beatles performed this song at the world’s first rock concert in a stadium. It was Shea Stadium on August 15th, 1965.
  • Lennon was suffering from a bad cold when they recorded this song, which made it worse on his throat.
  • This was the first song Bert Berns wrote that was a hit.
  • “Twist And Shout” has 177 versions, but only of them hit the top charts three times.
  • In 1962 and 1963, this song only hit number 1 in the United States and New Zealand.
  • In 2010, “Twist And Shout” made a reappearance on the UK Single Chart.
  • “Twist And Shout” only peaked at number 23 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 in1986
  • Please Please Me was the first out of 54 albums the Beatles recorded. They also had 63 singles, 22 videos, and 5 live albums.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

Well, shake it up, baby, now

Twist and shout

Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now

Come on and work it on out

Well, work it on out, honey

You know you look so good

You know you got me goin’ now

Just like I knew you would

Well, shake it up, baby, now

Twist and shout

Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now

Come on and work it on out

You know you twist, little girl

You know you twist so fine

Come on and twist a little closer now

And let me know that you’re mine, woo

Ah, ah, ah, ah, wow

Baby, now

Twist and shout

Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now

Come on and work it on out

You know you twist, little girl

You know you twist so fine

Come on and twist a little closer now

And let me know that you’re mine

Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now

Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now

Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now

Ah, ah, ah, ah

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