The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Twist And Shout”

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The Beatles Song of the Day is “Twist And Shout” which is on The Beatles debut album “Please Please Me.” “Please Please Me” starts perfectly with “I Saw Her Standing There” and there couldn’t have been a  greater finish than “Twist and Shout.” “Twist and Shout” in my opinion is the best cover song that The Beatles ever recorded. John Lennon: vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: backing vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrision: backing vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums. Recorded at Abbey Road at the end of a long day of recording on February 11th, 1963. Producer: George Martin. “Twist and Shout” was written by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. The song was most famously covered [before The Beatles} by the Isley Brothers who took it to #17 on the charts in 1962.

Rating of “Twist and Shout” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars *****…

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4 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Twist And Shout”

  1. When it comes to the first two Beatles albums, as much as I love these guys, I have to say I generally prefer their covers of rock & roll tunes over the majority of their own songs. Not that tunes like “P.S. I Love You”, “Do You Want to Know a Secret” or “A Taste of Honey” are bad, but their later original work is just so much better, in my opinion!

    “Twist And Shout” is one of my favorites among the rock & roll cover, along with “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Rock & Roll Music”, “Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey” and “Long Tall Sally”. The Beatles were just superb at playing classic rock & roll!

    Given the above, perhaps not surprisingly “I Saw Her Standing There” is one of my favorite early original tunes. I like it better than “Please Please Me” and “Love Me Do”.

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