Twist with Chubby Checker - Chubby Checker | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
In September , "The Twist" topped Billboard ' s list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut in , an honor it maintained for an August update of the list. He entertained his classmates by performing vocal impressions of popular entertainers of the day, such as Jerry Lee Lewis , Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. It was his boss at the Produce Market, "Tony A. The owner of Fresh Farm Poultry, Henry Colt, was so impressed by the boy's performances for the customers that he, along with his colleague and friend Kal Mann, who worked as a songwriter for Cameo-Parkway Records ,  arranged for young Chubby to do a private recording for American Bandstand host Dick Clark. At this recording session Evans got his stage name from Clark's wife, who asked Evans what his name was.
The Twist (song)
The best album credited to Chubby Checker is Twist With Chubby Checker which is ranked number 25, in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of Chubby Checker is ranked number 10, in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of This may not be a complete discography for Chubby Checker. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site.
Chubby Checker 's cover version of the song gave birth to the Twist dance craze. His single became a hit, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot on September 19, , where it stayed for one week, and setting a record as the only song to reach number 1 in two different hit parade runs when it resurfaced and topped the popular hit parade again for two weeks starting on January 13, This version reached number 2 in the United Kingdom and number 1 in Germany.