“Twist and Shout” is a 1961 song written by Phil Medley and Bertrand Russell Berns (credited as “Bert Russell”). It was originally titled “Shake It Up, Baby” and recorded by The Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles with John Lennon on the lead vocals and originally released on their first album “Please Please Me”. The song was covered by The Mamas & the Papas in the style of a ballad in 1967 on their album Deliver, and on a film soundtrack by Cliff Richard. It was also covered by The Tremeloes. More recently, Chaka Demus and Pliers reached No. 1 on the UK charts with their version in January 1994. The Who performed it throughout their career, most notably on Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 and 1982’s Who’s Last. It was heavily sampled by female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa in 1988. (Wikipedia)

The Top Notes

The Isley Brothers

The Beatles

The Tremeloes

The Mamas & the Papas

Cliff Richard

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