Chubby Checker - LET'S TWIST AGAIN

First performance: 11/08/1981


Coverinfo

1980-12-04 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY
Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker". 
 
Bruce covered the song in 1981, not in full but as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker".
 
 
 
 
2012-09-02 - CITIZENS BANK PARK, PHILADELPHIA, PA
'Let's twist again' was also soundchecked (partial) together with The twist'. Not played during the regular show.
Other special soundchecks before the show: 'Bristol Stomp' (partial) and 'Love train' (partial) 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Let's Twist Again" is a song written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, and released as a single by Chubby Checker in 1961. The song refers to the Twist dance craze and Checker's 1960 single "The Twist". Checker also recorded the song in German as "Der Twist Beginnt" and in Italian as "Balliamo il Twist".
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Bruce on Chubby Checker in his autobiography "Born to run"
 
Bruce reveales that during familyreunions, Bruce’s mother pulled him out on the carpet to dance Chubby Checker’s ‘ Let’s twist again ‘
They also loved Checker’s "twist" so much that Adèle, Bruce’s mother drove with Bruce and Ginny (his sister) to Atlantic city to see Chubby Checker.

Lyrics

Come on everybody!
Clap your hands!
All you looking good!

I'm goona sing my song
It won't take long!
We're gonna do the twist
And it goes like this:

Come on let's twist again,
Like we did last summer!
Yeaaah, let's twist again,
Like we did last year!

Do you remember when,
Things were really hummin',
Yeaaaah, let's twist again,
Twistin' time is here!

Heeee, and round and round and up and down we go again!
Oh, baby, make me know you love me sooooo,
And then:

Twist again,
Like we did last summer,
Come on, let's twist again,
Like we did last year!

TWIST! YO!

Who's that, flyin up there?
Is it a bird? Noooooo
Is it a plane? Noooooooo
Is it the twister? YEAAAAAAAHH!

Twist again, like we did last summer,
Come on, Let's twist again,
Like we did last year!!!!

Do you remember when, things were really hummin',
Come on, let's twist again,
Twistin' time is here

Heeee, and round and round and up and down we go again!
Oh, baby, make me know, you love me sooooo!
And then:
Come on, twist again, like we did last summer,
Let's twist again, like we did last year!

Come on, let's twist again,
Twistin' time is heeeere!