Peppermint Twist
Joey Dee & the Starliters
Dee Joey 1962 Peppermint Twist 45

Well they've got a new dance and it goes like this
Yeah the name of the dance is Peppermint Twist

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1962 for three weeks
  • peaked at No. 33 on the UK Singles chart in 1962
  • from the album Doin' the Twist at the Peppermint Lounge (1961)
  • the biggest hit for Joey Dee & The Starliters
  • the original recording of "Peppermint Twist" was considered too long for release on a 45 rpm single, so it was split into two parts, Part 1 and Part 2 - the A-side of the single (Part 1) became a No.1 hit in 1962, the B-side (Part 2) which is mostly instrumental, never charted
  • written by Joey Dee (John DiNicola), Henry Glover
  • produced by Henry Glover
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