Many songs get covered or re-interpreted, the covers often being more successful than the original.

Here are some cover versions of one song along with the original, let us know in the comments which is your favourite, or if you don’t like any of them.

“Twist and Shout” is a song written by Phil Medley and Bert Burns (Bert Russell) and was first released by The Top Notes in 1961.

It has been covered by many other acts including:

The Isley Brothers released their take on a 1962 single and subsequent 1962 album “Twist and Shout”.

Chubby Checker on his 1962 album “All the Hits (For Your Dancin’ Party)”

The Beatles included it on their 1963 album “Please Please Me”.

Brian Poole and The Tremeloes released their version on a 1963 single and album “Twist and Shout”.

The Blue Things released their take as a 1967 single.

Elvin Bishop included it on his 1976 album “Hometown Boy Makes Good!”

Who Did It Better?


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