The Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout
Legendary. LOL. Forget the Mr Big & R Kelly stuff which got taken way too far in my book. The Isley Brothers are legendary. This song is legendary and is so rich.
Originally produced by Phil Spector (yup - the one alleged to have killed the actress) for a group called The Top Notes in 1961. Then another producer who thought Phil's version was sterile, produced the same song for The Isley Brothers and it was a massive success. The song was the start of commercial success for The Isleys after "Shout".
This song spawned a dance move as well. I think that the most disappointing thing for me with this song is the fact that it was covered by The Beatles and it seems that practically everyone gives them credit for this song. Whenever i mention Top Note or the Isley's i get so many arguments.
Anyway, i prefer the version done by The Isley Brothers and i think its a shame that this version is now the little known version but that was really common in those days...But thats a post for another day.
*The version in the enips folder is by the Beatles. I will have to roll out my cds to get the version by The Isleys it seems*