The Isley Brothers: Twist and Shout Meaning
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Song Released: 1962
Covered By: Beatles (1963)
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Twist and Shout Lyrics
anonymous Feb 3rd, 2019 2:43pm report
It's about the way they dance back in time. And maybe wild sex.
I do not believe the Beatles were the original writers of Twist and Shout. Bert Berns, an American wrote it. The Top Notes sang/and or recorded it in 1961. As did the Isley Brothers in 1962. Probably, no one could sing it like John Lennon--watch the Beatles Anthology for more "input" from Paul, George & Ringo about John singing Twist and Shout, especially when they performed it for the Queen + Royalty. The movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has a very good "Chicago" tribute to the Beatle's Twist and Shout.
anonymous Jun 6th, 2017 6:06pm report
Someone's really uncomfortable and therefore twisting and shouting?
anonymous Jan 9th, 2016 1:05am report
Quite a sexual song, "shake it up baby now", "twist a little closer now", "let me know that you're mine" are all quite suggestive lyrics, and that is the meaning of the song.
anonymous Apr 6th, 2015 4:06am report
anonymous Aug 12th, 2014 8:50am report
Pretty self explanatory...
anonymous Jun 20th, 2014 6:58am report
DAMNED GOOD DANCE SONG. COMBINES THE ENERGIES OF "SHOUT" ISLEY bROTHERS, with The Twisr, Universal Dance, Chubby Checker.
anonymous Jan 14th, 2011 1:52am report
You people must be stupid if you don't know what this song is about. You people ever heard of "the twist"? It was a popular dance in the 60s! TWIST and shout! It's clearly meant for a dancing tune.
anonymous Feb 14th, 2010 2:40pm report
The song is about Paul having constipation, and taking a laxative to "work it on out", shake it up baby, means preparing the medication, you look so good, you look so fine, is Paul anticipating the relief of his bowel movement,and the climax is the melodic aaah,aaaaah,aaaaaaah,yyyeeeooowww! scream at the end denoting relief.How could anyone miss this?
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