Twist Dance Music

Twist Dance Music

Twist was a popular music and dance style in the 1960s. Read on to know more about it...
Twist was the most famous dance style back in the 60s, and was enjoyed enormously by the youth of that decade. Along with being a unique style of dance, it is also equally fascinating and fun to listen as well as dance to. The best part about this dance is that it is considered as a great form of exercise, too, because it involves almost all body parts and is very easy to perform, despite being so vigorous. It is a very energetic dance form, and the music gets you started immediately in an enthusiastic manner. Thus, if you want to know more about this wonderful genre, read on and choose your favorite!

The Best To Twist To...

In the olden times, when this dance style was very popular, the music was very different. The musicians in those days limited their talents to specific instruments, but were extremely proficient in whatever they chose. The lyrics were soft and meaningful, with not too much commotion due the numerous musical instruments, but single tunes played one at a time. Thus, the music was a very appropriate style of composition, and blended very well with the dance.

This music was considered ideal for twist dance, since it didn't have overpowering instrumental pieces, and allowed individual artists to express themselves. This resulted in it being perfect for the style of twist dancing.
  • Allentown Twist and Freeze ~ Orlie and the Saints
  • Babylon twist party ~ Tom Kerry
  • Big Mama Twist ~ Bill Chappell
  • Boston twist and freeze ~ Orlie & The Saints
  • Bristol Stomp ~ The Dovells
  • Cha Cha Twist ~ Connie Francis
  • Chicken Twist ~ Hasil Adkins
  • Dance the Mess Around ~ Chubby Checker
  • Dear Lady Twist ~ Gary "U.S." Bonds
  • Doin' the Twister ~ Ray Conniff
  • Harlem Shuffle ~ Bob and Earl
  • Hey, Let's Twist ~ Joey Dee & the Starliters
  • Land of 1000 Dances ~ Wilson Pickett
  • Let's Twist Again ~ Chubby Checker
  • La Paloma Twist ~ Chubby Checker
  • Limbo Rock ~ Chubby Checker
  • Lovey-Dovey Twist ~ Connie Francis
  • Madison Time ~ The Ray Bryant Combo
  • Mashed Potato Time ~ Dee Dee Sharp
  • Moongoon Twist ~ Moongoon Twist
  • Night Train Twist Billy ~ Martin & His Orchestra
  • Peppermint Twist - Part 1 ~ Joey Dee & the Starliters
  • Pony Time ~ Chubby Checker
  • Royal Twist ~ Bill Blacks Combo
  • Rubberlegs Twist ~ Isley Brothers
  • Scooter Lee ~ Honky Tonk Twist Dance
  • Slow Twistin ~ Chubby Checker
  • Teach Me How To Twist ~ Checker, Connie Francis
  • The Huckleback ~ Chubby Checker
  • The Locomotion ~ Little Eva
  • The Stroll ~ The Diamonds
  • The Twist ~ Chubby Checker
  • Twist and Shout ~ Isley Brothers
  • Twistin' the Night Away ~ Sam Cooke
  • Up Town Twist ~ Roy Milton
  • White House Twist ~ Buddy Sharpe
  • Watch Me Do The Twist ~ Bobby Lee Trammell
  • Wild Party Twist ~ Bill Haney, Ken Meggs
  • Wringing and Twisting Blues ~ Paul Carter, Ma Rainey
When some of these songs are played, the whole experience of this enthusiastic dance is very enjoyable. It is a very unique yet fun style to learn, so if you get a chance, don't miss it!
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