Music on Mondays — Twist those calories away!
Many decades ago when I was but a youth in seventh grade, our junior high school had a “sock hop.” The theme for the sock hop was golden oldies.
I was reminded of that yesterday when my daily history email brought news of Ernest Evans’ song “The Twist” making it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on January 13, 1962…………. for the second time! It’s the only song in history to make two separate runs to the top of the charts!
What? You don’t remember Ernest Evans? He was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, on October 3, 1941. Does that help? No? Maybe you know him by his more popular name: Chubby Checker.
“The Twist” first hit #1 on September 19, 1960, remaining on the charts for 18 weeks. In November 1961, it re-entered the charts again for a record-breaking 21 weeks, hitting #1 again on January 13, 1962. Not only is “The Twist” the only single to hit the top of the charts on two separate runs, but it also is the only single to appear in the #1 spot in two different years!
So if your “I’m going to the gym” New Year’s Resolution is falling by the wayside already, well, get up and do The Twist with me! Let’s twist those calories away!
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