Twist and Shout


The original key of the song Twist and Shout by The Beatles is D major. It was originally recorded by the Isley Brothers in 1961, but The Beatles popularized their version in 1963. It was interpreted by John Lennon and the composer is Phil Medley and Bert Berns. A curious fact is that John Lennon's voice was almost gone when recording the song, giving it a raw and powerful edge. The melody is energetic and upbeat, with a catchy chorus that encourages dancing and singing along.