The ultimate dance craze song, "The Twist" went to the top of the charts in 1960 and again at the beginning of 1962 when it caught on with the socialites, becoming the only song to top the charts twice in separate runs. The song was written and first performed by Hank Ballard, but Chubby Checker ended up playing it on American Bandstand because Ballard was unavailable. The rest, they say, is history. "Going crazy is what I was looking for – where the music is so good you lose control," Checker said. "'The Twist' did that."