The Originals: Songs The Beatles Covered:” Twist And Shout”- The Isley Brothers. I only have to think about half a second on the question- what is the best song that The Beatles covered- it is the final song on their debut album Please Please Me- with John Lennon’s amazing vocal. The album was recorded in one day and it was the last song recorded- Lennon put everything he had left into “Twist And Shout”- a memorable vocal performance. The original came a year earlier with The Isley Brothers- it was their first Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. “Twist And Shout” was written by Bert Berns and Phil Medley.