Readers' Poll: The Top 10 Classic Dance SongsSelections include 'Thriller,' 'Vogue' and 'Stayin' Alive"
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8. The Isley Brothers, 'Twist and Shout'
The most version famous version of "Twist and Shout" is the 1964 cover by the Beatles, but the song (originally called "Shake It Up, Babe") was first recorded by the über-obscure band the Top Notes in 1961. A young Phil Spector produced that song, but it completely flopped. The next year, the Isley Brothers had a go at the song and brought it into the Billboard Hot 100. It's been covered countless times since by everybody from 'NSync to Bruce Springsteen to Alvin and the Chipmunks.