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Twist & Shout
The Isley Brothers Lyrics

Well, shake it up baby now
Twist and shout
Come on baby now
Come on and work it on out
Well work it on out, honey
You know you look so good
You know you got me goin' now
Just like I know you would

Well, shake it up baby now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on baby now
Come on and work it on out
You know you twist, little girl
You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you're mine, woo

Ah, ah, ah, ah
Yeah, shake it up baby now
Twist and shout, shake it up, work it on out
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, baby

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Bert Russell, Phil Medley

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@tacticalboi Bert Berns wrote the song and the first recording of it was by "the top notes" produced by Phil Spector. Berns hated Spectors production so Bert produced this version with the Isley Brothers.

Scott D

@Lil Peaches Ali i feel differently but it’s cool I respect your opinion

Lil Peaches Ali

@Scott D The Isley Bros. own this


Spector was not a genius


@David Vergari I think we can be pretty sure Lennon and the lads liked this version better than their own, great and energetic as it was 🙂

Scott D

@Derek Myers I don’t agree but it’s fine.

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The Beatles recorded Twist & Shout because they were fans themselves of this song & of the Isley Brothers. They were paying the Isley Brothers a compliment and recorded it in their own Beatles style of music - nothing wrong with that! 

Robert Wise

Did John, Paul, George or Ringo tell You that ?

fran smith

@Will Outlaw good point. i agree.

Will Outlaw

Keep it straight. When the Beatles first got popular in the USA they were doing a lot of covering of songs that had been hits in the USA. I cannot believe it had anything to fo with how much the Beatles "admired" the people they were covering.

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