Chubby Checker - Songs


Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941) is a singer and songwriter who became famous in the early 1960s for starting a dance craze known as the Twist. Checker began his career in the late 1950s with a novelty tune he recorded for Dick Clark, "The Class," in which he parodied several bands and artists that were popular at that time singing "Mary Had A Little Lamb."

In 1959, Chubby Checker debuted on the charts with "The Class," which peaked at #39. His career really took off in 1960 with his smash hit, "The Twist." This song, which is the only one of the rock and roll era to ever top the charts twice (in 1960 and 1962), was followed by a long string of hits that continued to 1969, many of which also have a twist theme. His last "twist" hit, "The Twist (Yo, Twist!)," was in 1988 (billed as Fat Boys with Chubby Checker).


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Chubby Checker (With Dee Dee Sharp)

Chubby Checker

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